7th Pay Commission: The waiting clocks for the central employees are about to end. His upcoming salary will now come with increased dearness allowance.
More than that, they will also get a full 6-month arrear. The allowance from July 2020 to 31 December 2020 will be added to their salary.
7th Pay Commission: The right of 50 lakh Central Employees and 61 lakh Pensioners (Pensioners) of the country will soon be in their account. The central government has increased dearness allowance (DA), along with restoring dearness relief (DR). This double dose of good news for central employees and pensioners will start to be received from January itself.
Government hikes 4% dearness allowance: media reports
According to media reports, the government has increased dearness allowance by 4 percent, this will increase the salary of central employees. After the increase of 4 percent, the dearness allowance will increase from 17 percent to 21 percent. Although this allowance will start getting from January, but its official announcement has not been made yet. Central employees and pensioners are eagerly waiting for this official announcement of the government.
Disabled allowance will also continue
In the last week of December 2020, the Modi government also announced to continue Disability Compensation for all employees. If they become crippled during their service and still join the office, then they will be given this allowance. Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) personnel like CRPF, BSF, CISF will be the biggest beneficiaries of this order. Because there are more risks for them while on duty, because their nature of work is like this.
Approved to increase DA in March 2020
In March 2020, the Cabinet had approved the release of Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief for Central Employees and Pensioners from January 1, 2020. Then the Finance Minister announced that the existing dearness allowance in basic salary / pension will be increased by 4 percent.
Allowances were banned because of corona
However, in view of the Corona epidemic crisis, the government stopped the additional allowances to its employees and pensioners from 1 January 2020. The Department of Expenditure stated in a memorandum that the next installment of allowances from 1 July 2020 and 1 January 2021 will also not be given. However, DA, DR will continue to be paid at current rates.
Demand to give allowance at 28% inflation rate
However, the news is also that, the Association of Employees Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers has kept an account of the current government treasury in front of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, and requested the Finance Minister. It is now that dearness allowance should be given to all government employees and pensioners as per the current inflation rate of 28 percent. The association said that the central government employees worked with full dedication during Kovid. Many employees lost their lives while on duty. Keeping all these in mind, the Finance Minister should give his dearness allowance and dearness relief to all employees and pensioners from January 2020 at the rate of 28 per cent.
Crores of rupees left by governments by stopping allowances: PTI
According to the news agency PTI, these savings will be Rs 37,530 crores jointly in the year 2021-22 and its earlier financial years, on stopping the dearness allowance and installment of dearness relief of central government employees. According to the PTI, state governments usually run on the orders of the Center. It is estimated that by stopping the installment of DA, DR, the state governments will save Rs 82,566 crore.