7th Pay Commission: Big news coming for central government employees? Check how your monthly salary, PF balance may get a big boost
7th Pay Commission: The central government employees may have double relief coming in July 2021 as the center is expected to restore Dearness Allowance (DA) for the central government employees.
7th Pay Commission: The central government employees may have double relief coming in July 2021 as the center is expected to restore Dearness Allowance (DA) for the central government employees. Once the DA for central government servants (CGS) is restored, the 7th CPC fitment factor will lead to a huge rise in the monthly salary of the central government employees as the existing 17 per cent DA would jump to 28 per cent (17 + 3 + 4 + 4). This DA calculation is based on the expected 4 per cent DA for January to June 2021 and 4 per cent DA announced for July to December 2020 and 3 per cent DA announced for January to June 2020 period. However, there is a 7th CPC Fitment Factor of 2.57 that one needs to be remembered while calculating the probable rise in monthly salary.
Seventh Pay Commission: How fitment factor decides monthly salary of CGS
As per the 7th Pay Commission pay matrix rule, a central government employee's monthly salary depends upon basic pay. If a CGS has a monthly basic salary of Rs 21,000 then monthly 7th CPC salary will be Rs 53,970 (Rs 21,000 x 2.57).
7th CPC DA
Apart from this, the central government servant is eligible for various 7th Pay commission perks like DA, HRA, Travel Allowance (TA), medical allowance, etc. Since existing DA of the central government employees' is 17 per cent. Their existing DA is 17 per cent of their basic salary. In the case of Rs 21,000 monthly basic salary, the DA will be Rs 3,570. When the DA would become 28 per cent, the DA would become Rs 5,880.
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Rise in Provident Fund (PF) passbook balance
DA restoration will lead to rise in one's PF passbook balance too. As per the 7th pay commission payment rules, a central government's PF contribution is calculated on the basis of basic salary plus DA. So, after DA restoration, one's PF contribution is expected to rise leading to rise in one's PF passbook balance over the years. Since PF balance is one of the most common retirement fund accumulation tools for central government employees. This DA restoration is going to become a big sigh of relief for the central government employees.
7th Pay Commission TA
A central government employee's Travel Allowance is directly linked with DA. One's TA will automatically rise in sync with the DA from July 2021. So, DA restoration will lead to rise in DA and TA with the same percentage.
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