New Delhi 7th Pay Commission. The central government has given very good news to millions of central employees of the country. The government has increased the Dearness Allowance (DA) of employees. This decision of the government will benefit about 50 lakh central employees and 61 lakh pensioners. Although it has not been officially confirmed, media reports have claimed that employees will start receiving salaries from January onwards with increased DA.
According to media reports, the dearness allowance of employees has been increased by four percent. Now the DA of employees will increase from 17% to 21%. It is worth noting that central government employees and pensioners are eagerly waiting for this official announcement of the government. In March 2020, the Union Cabinet approved the release of Dearness Allowance for employees and pensioners and an additional installment of Dearness Relief from January 1, 2020.
Then Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had said that the existing dearness allowance in basic salary/pension would be increased by 4%, but due to the Corona epidemic crisis, the allowances to employees and pensioners were banned from 1 January 2020. The government had issued a notice by the Department of Expenditure stating that the next installment of allowances from 1 July 2020 and 1 January 2021 would not be given, but then DA, DR would continue to be paid at current rates.
These savings will be Rs 37,530 crores jointly in the year 2021-22 and earlier financial years on stopping the dearness allowance and installment of dearness relief of central government employees. All the state governments of the country announce dearness allowance for the employees of the state only after following the order of the Center. It is estimated that by stopping the installment of DA, DR, the state governments will save Rs 82,566 crore.
The union of employees and workers of the central government has also kept an account of the current government treasury in front of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and requested the government to now give dearness allowance to all government employees and pensioners at the current inflation rate of 28 per cent Go
The staff organization says that even in the Corona era, employees worked with full dedication. Many employees lost their lives while on duty. In such a situation, the Finance Minister should pay the outstanding dearness allowance and dearness relief to all employees and pensioners at the rate of 28 per cent from January 2020. New Delhi 7th Pay Commission. The central government has given very good news to millions of central employees of the country.