7th Pay Commission: Big Update
7th Pay Commission Big Update: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation prevailing in the country the Government of India is giving thought to giving the central government employees a hike in their payment of Dearness Allowance (DA). A huge number of government employees and pensioners that are in lakhs are waiting for an increase in the Dearness Relief (DR).
7th Pay Commission: Hike in DA
Earlier the DA was increased by 4 per cent in the month of January 2020. Another hike in Dearness pay was in the month of July 2020 by 3 per cent and it has been increased again in January 2021. But this regular increase got a pause due to pandemics. Now it is again expected to increase by 3 per cent in the month of July 2021, but to the Covid-19 circumstances got delayed and then the central government employees will be receiving 31 per cent from September 2021 onwards. In other words, 17+4+3+4+3 Is going to be the sequence.
7th Pay Commission: Delayed in DA Hike
The decision to give a hike of an additional 3 per cent was decided in the high-level meeting concluded recently on 26th June 2021. The ministry of finance, members of the national council of Joint Consultative Machinery and the department of personnel have participated in the following high-end meeting. Another clarification given was that no arrears will be paid off from 01st January 2021 till 30th June 2021 as per the minutes of the high-end meeting conducted.
Currently, the central government employees receive 17 per cent DA but if the previous instalments are recovered the DA will be 31 per cent after the latest hike notification regarding the 7th pay commission.
7th Pay Commission: Hike in Salary
In the 7th pay commission, a hike in salary will also be given to the central government employees once the DA and DR matter is resolved and we are back to the normal situation as soon as the Covid- 19 situation is under control.