The most recent information regarding the Seventh Pay Commission: A significant shock has struck the central employees. The government has provided written information to the Rajya Sabha regarding the 18-month Dearness Allowance arrears.
In light of the information provided by the Finance Ministry in the Rajya Sabha, all hopes are dashed. DA arrears for 18 months are no longer available. The central government claims that it will not receive the funds for the three installments.
DA arrear of 18 months
DA arrears of 18 months were stopped on January 1, 2022, July 1, 2020, and January 1, 2021 during the Covid-19. Central government employees have been made aware by the Finance Minister that 18-month arrears will not be available.
In July 2021, the government reestablished Dearness Recompense. However, the money for the three payments that had been owed for 18 months was not mentioned. The government increased the dearness allowance by 11% on July 1, 2021.
After that, in July 2021, the dearness allowance increased from 17% to 28%. However, at the moment, it is 38%. The workers, on the other hand, demanded compensation for the 18 months that the dearness allowance was not paid.
DA Arrears for pensioners
Pensioners will not receive DA arrears The Finance Ministry made it clear in the Rajya Sabha that the Dearness Relief pensioners will not receive the DA arrears. The written response stated that such a provision does not exist and that the government is not even considering it.
In a letter addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year, pensioners also pleaded with him to get involved in the demand for DA arrears. However, no decision was made regarding this.
According to the Employees’ Union, Dearness Allowance or Dearness Relief is the right of employees and pensioners, and it cannot be stopped because Corona employees worked hard. The Employees’ Union asks the government to take into account additional aspects of the same issue. However, the unions are developing a movement strategy.
Government saved Rs 34,000
Since the government stopped providing the dearness allowance, it has saved Rs 34,000 crore. It is believed that the Dearness Allowance (DA) arrears for federal government retirees and employees total approximately Rs 34,000 crore.
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