7th Pay Commission Latest Update 2022: The Modi government has the option of increasing the Dearness Allowance by 3% before Or After Holi. This hike will go into effect on January 1, 2022. According to Moneycontrol.com (Hindi), employees will receive their full wage in March, which would include covering DA arrears. Although, there has been no statement from the government on this, but discussions are going on.

According to Shiv Gopal Mishra, Secretary (Staff Side) of the National Council of JCM, the council has placed a demand from the government but no solution has been found so far. According to Moneycontrol.com sources, talks have been held with the cabinet secretary. Meanwhile, the labor union demands that one time settlement of dearness allowance arrears should be done.

As per earlier reports, Cabinet Council is planning a one-time settlement amount towards DA arrears on hold for the past 1.5 years (i-e 18 months) . This would bring the arrear deposit to up to Rs 2 lakh for some employees as per their band.

How Much will be the DA Arrears from January to June 2020?

According to reports that the National Council of JCM’s Shiv Gopal Mishra mentioning that the DA arrear amounts of employees in Level-1 range between Rs 11,880 and Rs 37,554. For Level-13 or Level-14, this amount would range from Rs 1,44,200 to 2,18,200 respectively. If the Union Cabinet gives a green signal to it, the central employees along with over 65 lakh pensioners will further enjoy the linked benefits.

Currently, the total Dearness Allowance (DA) is 31%, with the possibility of increasing to 34%. With the government’s 3% increase, the DA will rise to 34%. Employees will be able to receive the allowance for the months of January and February, as well as arrears in their income for the month of March, beginning on January 1, 2022.

As Earlier, several arrear-related discussions were held between the National Council of JCM, Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) and the Finance Ministry, as per the report.

While talks have been underway, employees have been adamant on their demands. The issue may soon be brought in front of the Cabinet Secretary for discussion. However around 48 lakh central government employees and 60 lakh pensioners currently, as per the annual report of the Department of Expenditure.

Dearness Allowance percentage = ((Average of AICPI (Base Year 2001=100) for the past 12 months -115.76)/115.76) x 100. Here, AICPI stands for All-India Consumer Price Index.

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