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