7th Pay Commission Latest News Today: 3 pending installments of DA, DR of central government employees, pensioners to be restored from July

The government has finally decided to provide much needed- relief on DA to central government employees and pensioner. 

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Mar 09, 2021, 05:38 PM IST

These cental government employees have been eagerly waiting for their Dearness Allowance to be cleared since it was stopped in the wake of Covid 19 pandemic in the country. 

 

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DA DR relief

DA DR relief

Providing big relief to the central government employees and retired pensioners, the government has decided to restore their three pending installments of Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) from July. Source: PTI

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Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur made the revelations

Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur made the revelations

This was confirmed by the Minister of State (MoS) for Finance Anurag Thakur. Thakur in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha on March 9 made the revelations. Source: Reuters  

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What Minister said?

What Minister said?

"Three pending installment of Dearness Allowances of central government employees and Dearness Relief for pensioners to be restored prospectively. The rates will be subsumed in the cumulative revised rates of DA," the minister said in the written reply. Source: PTI

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Freezing of DA, DR

Freezing of DA, DR

Earlier in the view of Covid 19 pandemic, the government has chosen to freeze the additional installments of DA for central government employees and DR for pensioners - due on January 1, 2020, July 1, 2020 and January 1, 2021. 

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Rs 37,000-crore saving

Rs 37,000-crore saving

Thakur said that the decision to stop additional DA and DR allowed the government to save more than Rs 37,000 crore during this period.