7th Pay Commission: There will be a bumper increase in DA of central employees
7th Pay Commission: There is good news once again for the central employees. Central employees and pensioners are once again going to get a big gift from the central government. The central government can increase their dearness allowance and dearness relief by about 4 percent. In such a situation, the dearness allowance of the employees currently availing 34 percent DA and DR will be 38 percent.
In fact, the All India Consumer Price Index (AICPI) has registered a single digit increase in the data released for March, in such a situation, it is believed that the dearness allowance will increase once again. It is expected that there may be an increase of up to 4 percent in Dearness Allowance (DA) Dearness Relief (DR) of employees in July-August. If this happens, the DA and DR of employees and pensioners will increase from 34 to 38 percent.
Under the Seventh Pay Commission, there are two revisions in dearness allowance and dearness relief of central employees. The first is given in the month of January and the second in July. On March 30, the government had increased the DA and DR by 3 per cent. After which it increased from 31 to 34 percent.
Dearness Allowance is given to improve the living conditions of government employees. It is given to government employees, public sector employees and pensioners. The reason for giving it is that the standard of living of the employees should be maintained even in the rising inflation.
If there is a revision in DA and DR in July, then it can again see an increase of 4 per cent. The AICPI index has seen a jump of 1 point in March 2022 after two consecutive months of decline in the data. This is the reason why the hope of increasing DA has woken up. However, the numbers for April, May and June are yet to come, only after which the final decision will be taken.
There was a slight decline in January and February. The data had come down to 125.1 in January, which had come down to 125 in February. Now it has increased to 126 in March. If it increases further in the coming months, then the DA is sure to increase. According to reports, there may be a 4 percent increase in DA again in July. This will benefit more than 50 lakh government employees and 65 lakh pensioners.
Similarly, after the dearness allowance becomes 38 percent, employees with 18 thousand basic salary will get DA of Rs 6,840. These employees are currently getting Rs 6,120 at the rate of 34 per cent DA. That is, their monthly salary will increase by Rs 720. In this way, the annual salary will increase by Rs 8,640.
On the other hand, the employees whose basic salary is Rs 56,900, they will get Rs 21,622 as DA on getting 38 per cent dearness allowance. At present, according to 34 per cent DA, such employees are getting Rs 19,346, so their monthly salary will increase by Rs 2,276. That is, the annual salary will increase by Rs 27312.
Let us tell you that in July 2021, the Center increased dearness allowance and dearness relief from 17 percent to 28 percent. The central government had stopped DA for almost one and a half years due to the coronavirus pandemic. The DA for central government employees increased to 31 per cent in October 2021 with a further increase of 3 per cent. Now it has been increased from 3 per cent to 34 per cent.