New Delhi: Before Diwali, central employees can get great news. The central government can announce an increase in Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief for central employees. This will benefit lakhs of central employees and pensioners. Before Diwali, the government can increase dearness allowance and dearness relief from 28 to 31 percent.
There is a constant demand of central employees that their dearness allowance should be increased. It is being speculated that the central employees may get this good news before Diwali.
After the lifting of the ban from the year 2020, dearness allowance increased from 17 percent to 28 percent. But, the DA for July 2021 is yet to increase. The central government can announce it around Diwali. If this happens, dearness allowance will increase from 28 per cent to 31 per cent.
According to the information, the dearness allowance of central employees may increase by 3 percent before Diwali. Actually the data of AICPI index has come. The index has reached 121.7. In such a situation, for June 2021, the DA is set to increase by 3 percent. The index for June 2021 has increased by 1.1 points, taking it to 121.7.
In this sense, the total DA works out to 31.18 per cent. But, DA is paid in round figure. In such a situation, DA will be available only 31 percent. Now again after the increase of 3 per cent, dearness allowance will reach the level of 31 per cent. That is, once again there will be a good increase in the salary of central employees. CM Secretary (Staff Side) Shiv Gopal Mishra says that if the government announces this soon, then it will definitely be a big relief for the government employees.
According to the 7th Pay Commission, the salary of Level 1 employees which falls between Rs 18,000 to 56,900. If the dearness allowance is increased to 31 per cent, then the employees getting basic salary of Rs 18,000 will get an annual benefit of Rs 66,960.
What will be the profit between July to December?
- Basic salary of the employee – Rs 18000 (minimum basic salary)
- Dearness Allowance 31 percent (estimated increase) – Rs 5580
- Dearness Allowance 17 percent (before July) – Rs 3060
- Increase in total DA- 5580-3060 = Rs.2520
- Annual increase in salary – 2520X12 = Rs 30,240
Significantly, in July, the Center had increased dearness allowance from 17 per cent to 28 per cent and house rent allowance from 24 per cent to 27 per cent. Now dearness allowance of central employees will again increase by 3 percent. This will increase it to 31 per cent.