7th Pay Commission Latest News Today: DA, DR of central government employees to be restored?

ZeeBiz WebTeam | May 12, 2021, 11:57 AM IST

7th Pay Commission Latest News Today: The central government employees were looking forward to the month of July as the Dearness allowance (DA) of central employees and Dearness Relief (DR) for pensioners were set to be resumed from 1 July 2021. However, now it seems that the central government employees and the pensioners will have to wait for some more time for the restoration of the DA and DR, respectively. Incidentally, the Narendra Modi government had announced for the restoration of the DA and DR for the central government employees and pensioners which were frozen from last year due to COVID-19 pandemic, in March 2021.

 

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Why will the central government employees and pensioners have to wait longer?

Why will the central government employees and pensioners have to wait longer?

It seems that the central government employees and pensioners may have to wait a bit longer as the meeting of the National Council of JCM, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) and the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) officials have been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Source: PTI

 

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When will the meeting be held?

When will the meeting be held?

Incidentally, the meeting between the National Council of JCM and the officials at the DoPT and the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) to solve the 7th central Pay Commission matrix issue was supposed to be held on 8 May 2021. Now, as per a report by DNA, it is expected that the meeting might take place in the last week of May 2021. Source: PTI

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Outcome of the meeting

Outcome of the meeting

It is expected that in the meeting, there could be some resolution on the 7th Central Pay Commission matrix issue that has been delaying the implementation of full benefits. It is now expected to be held in the last week of May. Source: PTI

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DA installments

DA installments

Earlier, the Minister of State (MoS) for Finance, Anurag Singh Thakur had said that the three installments of dearness allowance will start to be paid from July 1, 2021. Source: PTI

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Expected DA hike

Expected DA hike

Currently, central government employees are getting DA at 17 per cent. It is expected that final DA that central government employees will get is 28 per cent (17 per cent + 11 per cent). As per AICPI data, a 3 per cent increase in DA from January to June 2020, a 4 per cent hike for July-December 2020, and a 4 per cent increase from January-June 2021, are expected. This makes for 11 per cent hike and final DA turns out to be 28 per cent. Source: PTI