7th Pay Commission: This may happen to Provident Fund (PF), Gratuity of Central government employees
7th Pay Commission: Central government employees are on the cloud nine these days. The reason for this is a double bonanza that may be coming for them in next few months. As per the media buzz, center may announce 4 per cent Dearness Allowance (DA) due from January 2021.
7th Pay Commission: Central government employees are on the cloud nine these days. The reason for this is a double bonanza that may be coming for them in next few months. As per the media buzz, center may announce 4 per cent Dearness Allowance (DA) due from January 2021. Apart from this, their DA restoration is expected from July 2021 as the center has freezen it till June 2021 only. However, as per the 7th CPC (Central Pay Commission) salary rules, once the DA is restored for CGS, not just their monthly salary will go up, their Provident Fund (PF) balance and gratuity will also grow at a faster pace. Reason for this accelerated PF balance, Gratuity growth is the rise in monthly PF contribution after DA jumping to the tune of 28 per cent from existing 17 per cent.
7th Pay Commission: PF calculator
Speaking on how central government employees' PF balance will grow at a faster pace after DA restoration Kartik Jhaveri, Director — Wealth Management at Transcend Consultants said, "After DA restoration, one's DA is expected to rise from 17 per cent to 28 per cent. In that case, the PF calculator suggests that one's PF contribution would become more as PF contribution is calculated on the basis of basic salary plus DA." He said that Gratuity will also grow faster as one's monthly Gratuity contribution will go up due to the rise in DA from 17 to 28 per cent.
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DA restoration: How PF balance will grow faster
Suppose a central government employees basic salary is Rs 20,000. In that case one's PF contribution is 12 per cent of one's basic salary plus 17 per cent DA. Once the DA would become 28 per cent after restoration, the monthly PF contribution will be calculated on one's Rs 20,000 basic salary plus 28 per cent DA. As the PF contribution will be higher, the account balance in the long-term is expected to yield more money.
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