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Will central government employees get 5 percent DA hike by March 2023? Check the latest update: 7th Pay Commission

In September 2022, the Centre increased the dearness allowance, which benefited approximately 48 lakh central government employees.

The most recent information regarding the Seventh Pay Commission: By March 2023, central government employees receiving the 7th Pay Commission pay package may receive some favorable news.

They are likely to receive an increase in their dearness allowance (DA) by the aforementioned date, according to several media reports. The Union government is likely to increase pensioner dearness relief (DR) in addition to the DA increase.

The government representatives should be realizing that both the Dearness remittance (DA) and dearness help (DR) are changed two times per year – – first in January and afterward in July.

Additionally, as the new year approaches, government employees may be informed of a DA hike that will undoubtedly excite them. By March 2023, central government employees are likely to receive a DA increase of 3 to 5%, according to reports.

Last DA increase The government raised the DA in September 2022, affecting approximately 48 lakh employees of the central government and 68 lakh pensioners. After the government announced a 4% increase in DA, the total Dearness Allowance reached 38%.

The Central government employees were receiving 34% DA prior to the September increase, which was increased by 3% in March 2022.

During the Covid pandemic, the government did not announce any DA increases. However, 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%.

At the moment, central government employees receive 38% DA. On the other hand, the employees are also requesting compensation for the 18 months that the dearness allowance was not paid.

DA arrear of year and a half

Reports recommend that focal government workers might get the long forthcoming 18-month DA back payments soon. The Centre is likely to address it at the upcoming cabinet meeting. During the Covid-19, three installments of DA arrears—on January 1, 2022, July 1, 2020, and January 1, 2021—were halted.


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