7th pay commission: Central Government can give the gift of Holi to Central Government Employees and pensioners. The cabinet meeting to be held on March 16 can decide on DA (Dearness Allowance – DA). In the meeting, dearness allowance can be increased from 31 percent to 34 percent.
This decision of the Narendra Modi government will benefit more than 50 lakh government employees and more than 65 lakh pensioners. According to the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission, the government calculates DA on the basic salary. Today, on March 10, after the election results of 5 states, the model code of conduct will also be removed. After this the government can take a decision on DA.
At present, government employees get 31 percent DA. An increase of 3 percent in this will increase the salary of government employees up to a maximum of Rs 20,000 and a minimum of Rs 6480. According to the data of AICPI (All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers), DA has reached 34.04% till December 2021. If the basic salary of an employee is Rs 18,000 per month, then the new DA (34%) will get Rs 6120 per month. At present, Rs 5580 is being available on DA being 31%.
When was DA started?
Dearness Allowance is given to improve the standard of living and food of the employees. DA is changed in January and July every year. Dearness Allowance was first introduced in India in 1972 in Mumbai. After this, the Central Government started giving dearness allowance to all the government employees. Last year in July and October, the DA of central employees was increased twice. In July 2021, the government also increased the Dearness Relief (DR) from 17 per cent to 28 per cent.