7th Pay Commission Latest News: Double bonanza! Salary hike with arrears cleared for these government employees | DA hike on the cards too
7th Pay Commission Latest News: In a big development, a state has decided to increase salary of government employees there. This move will benefit nearly five lakh employees belonging to Chhattisgarh.
The Bhupesh Baghel government has cleared a proposal to approve salary increment along with arrears of state employees and officials.
Increased salary to come into effect from January 2021
Arrears from July 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020
When actually salary hike was cleared
Hike in 7th CPC dearness allowance (DA) for these government employees?
In related news, it has been reported in the media that the central government employees are expected to get 4%increase in dearness allowance which is expected in January 2021. This increase is expected to be in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission. There will be an increase of 4% over the existing rate of 17% of the Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise, the Ministry of Finance had informed. Source: PTI
Additional DA, DR relief to central govt employees, pensioners
It may be recalled that in March 2020, the Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi had approved to release an additional instalment of DA to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners with effect from January 1, 2020. This was expected to impact the central government exchequer by nearly Rs 12,510 crore per annum (DA) and about Rs 14,595 crore (DR) in FY 2020-21 (for a period of 14 months from January, 2020 to February, 2021). The decision benefits about 48.34 lakh Central Government employees and 65.26 lakh pensioners. Source: Reuters
7th CPC DA relief: How and why it is calculated
DA relief is given to the central government employees keeping inflation in mind. It is announced by the central government twice in a year. First announcement is done for the period of January to June while the second announcement is done for July to December period. So, the central government employees are awaiting the DA announcement for January to June period and at the same time they are awaiting 4% DA restoration announced for July to December 2020 period. Source: Reuters