7th Pay Commission: Big news for central employees. Actually, let us tell you that in March the government can approve the Dearness Allowance (DA Hike) to be implemented from January 2024. At the same time, after the announcement in March, it will also be paid in the salary of April itself.
DA Hike News – The month of March is going to be tremendous for central employees. In March, the government can approve the Dearness Allowance (DA Hike) to be implemented from January 2024. At the same time, after the announcement in March, it will also be paid in the salary of April. It is expected that before Holi, the government will approve the increase in dearness allowance.
If this happens, the employees (central government employees) will also get three months’ money in lump sum. Meaning, they will also get the arrears from January to March 2024. Apart from this, DA of April will also be included in it. But, how much will this arrears be? Let us know the complete calculation…
When will you get the benefit of DA arrears?
Dearness Allowance (DA) of central employees is set to increase by 4 percent. It may be approved in March. It can be paid in April. But, it will be implemented from January 1, 2024. Therefore, dearness allowance from January to March will be paid as arrears. All central employees and pensioners will get the benefit of 3 months arrears. In the new pay scale, dearness allowance will be calculated according to the pay band. The grade pay of employees at Level-1 is Rs 1800. In this the basic pay is Rs 18000. Apart from this, travel allowance (TPTA) is also added to it. Only after this the financial arrears are decided.
Now understand the calculation like this-
Calculation on minimum salary of Rs 18,000 in Level-1-
The minimum basic salary of central employees at Level-1 Grade Pay-1800 is Rs 18,000. Due to increase in dearness allowance of these employees, there has been a difference of Rs 774 in the total DA.
Calculation on maximum basic salary of Rs 56900 in Level-1-
The maximum basic salary of central employees at Level-1 Grade Pay-1800 is Rs 56,900. Due to increase in dearness allowance of these employees, there has been a difference of Rs 2276 in the total DA.
Calculation at minimum salary of Rs 56,100 in level 10-
The grade pay of central employees in level-10 is Rs. 5400. The minimum basic salary of these central employees is Rs 56,100. Due to increase in dearness allowance of these employees, there has been a difference of Rs 2244 in the total DA.
Salary is decided by pay band-
Under the 7th pay commission, the salary of central employees has been divided into different grade pay from level 1 to level 18. In this, dearness allowance is calculated on the basis of grade pay and travel allowance. In Level 1, the minimum salary starts from Rs 18,000 and the maximum salary is Rs 56,900. Similarly, salary varies according to grade pay from level 2 to 14. But, there is no grade pay in level-15, 17, 18. Here the salary is fixed. In Level-15, the minimum basic salary is Rs 182,200, while the maximum salary is Rs 2,24,100. The basic salary in level-17 is fixed at Rs 2,25,000. At the same time, even in Level-18, the basic salary is fixed at Rs 2,50,000. The salary of Cabinet Secretary comes in level 18.