7th Pay Commission: Dearness allowance and 18 months of overdue wages will be paid to central employees

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7th Pay Commission: If you work as an  employee, this information is relevant to you. We would like to inform you that the Center is scheduled to present two large gifts to central government employees in the near future. One is the dearness allowance increase, and the other is the release of 18 months’ worth of arrears. See the news through the conclusion to learn all the details regarding this update.

7th Pay Commission: Here’s a major update for those who have been waiting for word on the DA increase and 18-month arrears. The Center is expected to present two large gifts to Central government employees in the near future. A rise in the dearness allowance is one option; the release of the 18-month arrears is another. The salaries of central government workers will rise significantly as a result of these two gifts, if reports are to be believed.

Reports in the media suggest that during the COVID pandemic, central government employees and pensioners may be eligible to have their arrears of Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) suspended for a period of eighteen months. Nirmala Sitharaman, the Union Finance Minister, has been notified in writing this.

Mukesh Singh, General Secretary of Bharatiya Immunity Mazdoor Sangh, has written to the Central Government, requesting the release of 18 months’ worth of DA dues that were embargoed. Allow us to inform you that the Central Government suspended the payment of DA and DR for a period of eighteen months, from January 2020 to June 2021, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

What is dearness allowance and dearness relief?

Central Government employees should note that dearness allowance is a component of pay aimed at reducing the impact of inflation. To cope with rising inflation, the effective salary of government employees is revised from time to time. The Center revises DA twice every year in January and July.

We would like to inform you that the current DA for workers employed by the Central Government and the DR for retirees of the Central Government have been raised from 42% to 46%. Beginning on July 1, 2023, the new rates are in place.

What amount of DA increase is expected?

Dearness Allowance (DA) for central employees is set to rise 4% this time around; it is approved in March and paid in April. The new DA rate is effective as of January 1, 2024.

The DA increase, which was announced in March, will be reflected in April 2024’s salary. It is anticipated that the government will grant the increased dearness allowance to the employees prior to Holi. Central government employees will receive three months’ worth of pay in one lump amount if this is increased.

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