7th Pay Commission Latest News Today: Latest IMPORTANT updates on DA, TA central government employees MUST NOT MISS - check all details here
7th Pay Commission Latest News Today: There was a lot of apprehension among the central government employees regarding the hike in their Travel Allowance (TA). These apprehensions were triggered by various speculation in the media that the restoration of the Dearness Allowance (DA) from the month of July 2021 will mean a hike in the TA for the central government employees too. However, that is not the scenario. Let us see why the TA for the central government employees may well not be hiked even if the DA is restored.
7th CPC Matrix calculation
A livemint.com report clarifies that as per the 7th CPC matrix calculation rule, the TA will not rise even if the DA is increased as the current DA is not 25 per cent and above. Hence, as per the 7th pay commission pay matrix, TA hike for the central government employees from the month of July is not going to be applicable as the existing DA of the central government employees is 17 per cent. Source: PTI
When is TA hike possible?
TA Shiv Gopal Mishra, Secretary, Staff Side at National Council JCM was quoted in livemint.com highlighting the fact that though the TA hike is in sync with the hike in DA, this hike will be possible only when the DA is 25 per cent and above. It has to be noted that the current DA of the central government employees is 17 per cent and as a result there may be no hike in the TA in spite of the speculation. Source: PTI
Central government employees DA restoration
Why was the DA frozen till now?
It is because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the central government has frozen CGS's DA till the month of June this year. When the DA will be restored, it will include the DA announced from January 2020 to June 2020 and July 2020 to December 2020 which are 3 per cent and 4 per cent, respectively. Source: PTI
7th Pay Commission pay
Mishra further informed that the DA hike announcement from January 2021 to June 2021 is also expected. As a result of this, a central government employee can expect DA hike announcement getting due from 1st July 2021 by Dusshehra to Diwali. which means that the DA hike will finally impact the 7th CPC pay matrix of the central government employees by the end of this year. Source: PTI