Will government employees and pensioners get DA arrears of 18 months? Know the big news

Seventh Pay Commission Dearness Allowance: There is great news for the government employees and pensioners of the country. Now they are expected to get Dearness Allowance and dearness relief which was not given to them during the Covid-19 crisis. In fact, the Finance Ministry has received a proposal in this regard. It recommends and calls for providing 18 months dearness allowance/inflation relief to government employees and pensioners, which was suspended during the Covid-19 crisis. If this is accepted, government employees and pensioners may get big news in the budget or after.

who has suggested

According to a report published in Economic Times, Bharatiya Pratiksha Mazdoor Singh has written a letter to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in this regard. On behalf of the labor union, General Secretary Mukesh Singh has requested the Finance Ministry of the Union Government that allowances like DA and DR, which were suspended and withheld, should now be released. It can be said that this recommendation is made on the assumption that the Modi government at the Center can meet this demand to attract crores of government employees and pensioners.

Since when DA and DR were not given?

During the 18 months from January 2020 to June 2021, the payment of Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief of Central Employees was fixed, i.e. suspended, during the Covid-19 pandemic. However, Minister of State for Finance Pankaj Chaudhary had earlier said in a written reply in Parliament that due to the challenging Covid period of the financial year 2020-21, it is not possible to pay DA/DR arrears for that period. Think. .

Why Dearness Allowance/Aziz Relief arrears can be released till February.

It is believed that the Modi government may take a decision to increase dearness allowance and dearness relief between January and February to please central employees and pensioners. In fact, the dates for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections are expected to be announced by the Election Commission in the first week of March. As soon as the election dates are announced, the code of conduct will come into force in the country. After this, the central government will not be able to increase the dearness allowance.

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