Central government employees can get a big Dusshera gift from the Narendra Modi government as it is reportedly planning to increase the Dearness Allowance. If implemented, the decision would come as a huge relief for the central government employees demanding an improvement in the salary they are getting as per the 7th pay commission recommendations for a while now. At present, 12 per cent Dearness Allowance is given and employees are hoping that it could be increased by up to 5 per cent. The government does an analysis of this DA in every six months.
Notably, the DA was hiked this year in January and was supposed to be implemented in July. But, it has now been reported that the implementation might happen in the last week of August or the festive season that starts with Dusshera. This year the festival will be celebrated on October 8. In this case, the employees will also get arrears for July, August and September.
The DA is given by the central and state government to meet the rise in inflation and adjust government employee’s salary with the Consumer Price Index (CPI).
Source : Zee Business