Another DA hike for central employees
This hike of 6% will be over and above 119% of the basic pay/pension, the employees and pensioners are already getting.
New Delhi : Ahead of implementing the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations in the July salary, along with six months arrears, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared release of an additional installment of the dearness allowance to the Central staff as also dearness relief to the pensioners with effect from January 1, 2016.
This hike of 6% will be over and above 119% of the basic pay/pension, the employees and pensioners are already getting. The decision will benefit about 50 lakh employees and 58 lakh pensioners. The DA revision based on the Sixth Central Pay Commission recommendation would cost Rs 16,725 crore to the exchequer. But for the model code of conduct in force in view of the five assembly elections, the government had wanted to implement the seventh pay commission from April but now it has to wait till the elections are over in June to let the central employees and pensioners get the pay/pension and arrears in July. Officials said the model code, however, did not come in the way of the DA increase since it is already inbuilt in the sixth pay commission recommendations accepted by the government and hence cannot be dubbed as any new benefit.
Source : Freepressjournal.in