7th Pay Commission: There is very good news for lakhs of central employees and pensioners. If all goes well, then the wait of these people for the arrears of DA for 18 months may end soon. If the news is to be believed, then the decision on the ongoing talks with the government on DA arrears can come soon.
It is being told that the issue of pending DA arrears of 18 months has reached Prime Minister Modi. In such a situation, it is expected that the decision on the outstanding dearness allowance will come soon.
If the government accepts the talk of central employees and pensioners, then soon Rs 2.18 lakh can come in their account together. In fact, the central employees have been demanding for a long time to give the withheld DA from January 2020 to June 2021.
Significantly, due to the Kovid-19 epidemic, the Finance Ministry had stopped the DA hike in May 2020 till 30 June 2021. According to information received from sources, there will be a meeting of the Joint Consultative Mechanism (JCM) with the officials of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Personnel and Training and Department of Expenditure. In this, the one-time payment of DA arrears is to be discussed. In such a situation, there are reports that the government can give up to Rs 2.18 lakh to the employees as DA arrears. DA arrears depend on the level of the employees.
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Employees and pensioners organization is continuously demanding from the government to give this arrears. These people say that the ruling of the Supreme Court is that salary and allowance is the right of the employee. In such a situation, the employees should also get the benefit of 18 months arrears.
Let us tell you that the dearness allowance of central employees was increased by 28 percent from July 1 by the central government. Earlier, they were getting paid at the rate of 17 per cent. At the same time, in October 2021, it was increased to 3 percent and 31 percent. At the same time, in March 2022, once again the dearness allowance has been increased by 3 percent.
According to a rough estimate, the DA arrears of Level-1 employees range from Rs 11,880 to Rs 37,554. DA of Rs 1,44,200 to Rs 2,18,200 is drawn on employees at level-13 (7th CPC basic pay scale of Rs 1,23,100 to Rs 2,15,900) or level-14 (pay scale). The amount of arrears will be different for different grades of employees.
In fact, dearness allowance and dearness relief are given to government employees and public sector employees and pensioners. DA is given to improve the living conditions of government employees. It is given to government employees, public sector employees and pensioners. The reason for giving it is that the standard of living of the employees should be maintained even in the rising inflation.
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