7th Pay Commission latest news today: After increasing the dearness allowance (DA), the central government has responded to increase the basic pay. In a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State in the Union Finance Ministry, Pankaj Choudhary said that the central government is not actively thinking about increasing the basic pay. He also said that the fitment factor of 2.57 has been implemented uniformly for all categories of employees only for the purpose of revised pay structure based on the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission.
The Modi government has increased the dearness allowance for central government employees to 28 percent with effect from July 1. The Union Cabinet had approved an 11 percent hike in Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) for Central Government employees and pensioners with effect from July 1, benefiting over 48 lakh Central Government employees and 65 lakh pensioners. happened. Now the new rate of DA has increased from 17 percent to 28 percent.
7th Pay Commission: Dearness allowance of employees and pensioners of this state increased by 6%
The Department of Expenditure under the Ministry of Finance of the Office Memorandum said that the DA payable to central government employees will be increased from the existing 17 per cent to 28 per cent of the basic pay. This hike also includes additional installments of the hike on 1 January 2020, 1 July 2020 and 1 January 2021.
In April last year, the Finance Ministry had put on hold the increase in Dearness Allowance (DA) till June 30, 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. From 1 January 2020 to 30 June 2021, the DA rate was 17 per cent.
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