New Delhi: The central authorities workers, ready with a baited breath for the announcement on dearness allowance (DA) hike beneath the advice of seventh Pay Fee by the federal government, could hear some good earlier than Holi.
The thrill round improve in dearness allowance by as much as four p.c gained additional momentum after the announcement of All India Client Value Index and after the presentation of the Union Finances 2021.
It has been broadly reported within the media that the Modi authorities could improve dearness allowance by as much as four p.c, resulting in a considerable hike within the wage of the central authorities workers. In additional cheer to 50 lakh central authorities workers and 61 lakh pensioners, the federal government can even make bulletins relating to hike in Dearness Reduction (DR).
The federal government’s announcement on DA hike shall be primarily based on the advice of the seventh Pay Fee. At current, central workers get DA of 17 p.c, and therefore an additional improve of DA by four p.c, will take the overall DA to 21 p.c. Within the aftermath of the COVID-19 disaster, all eyes are fastened on the federal government’s announcement. The DA hike will kick in from January to June 2021 interval.
Dearness Allowance placed on maintain since April 2020
The finance ministry had in April 2020 determined to placed on maintain increment in dearness allowance (DA) for 50 lakh central authorities workers and 61 lakh pensioners until July 2021 because of the COVID-19 disaster.
In view of the disaster arising out of COVID-19, the federal government had determined that extra instalment of dearness allowance payable to central authorities workers and dearness reduction (DR) to central authorities pensioners due from January 1, 2020, shall not be paid. The extra instalment of DA and DR due from July 1, 2020, and January 1, 2021, shall additionally not be paid, the Division of Expenditure stated in an workplace memorandum. Nonetheless, DA and DR at present charges will proceed to be paid.
The final DA hike for central authorities workers was effected final month efficient January 1. 2020. The Union Cupboard had permitted a four per cent improve in DA for presidency workers and pensioners to 21 per cent. However with the April choice, this four per cent hike was been placed on maintain.
It was reported by information company PTI that the mixed financial savings on account of freezing of those instalments of DA and DR to central authorities workers and pensioners could be Rs 37,530 crore within the 2021-22 and the monetary yr earlier than that.
Typically, the states comply with the Centre order on DA and DR. It’s estimated that the financial savings on suspension of those instalments of DA and DR of state authorities workers and pensioners shall be Rs 82,566 crore, PTI quoting sources had stated.