7th Pay Commission: Cabinet approves DA hike for central government employees
Union Minister Thakur informed that at least 47 lakh central government employees and 68 lakh pensioners will benefit from the increase in DA.
New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Thursday increased Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) by three per cent for central government employees and pensioners. This Diwali is a gift to more than one crore employees and pensioners of the country. Now they will get a total of 31 per cent DA. Union Minister Anurag Thakur made this announcement after the end of the cabinet meeting held on Thursday morning.
Diwali gift for Central employees:
Union Minister Thakur informed that at least 47 lakh central government employees and 68 lakh pensioners will benefit from the increase in DA. This benefit will be considered effective from July 1, 2021. Significantly, in the year 2020, due to the Corona pandemic, the Central Government had temporarily withheld dearness allowance and dearness relief benefits for central government employees and pensioners. Earlier in July, the central government had increased the DA of its employees by 11 per cent to 28 per cent. Earlier, 17 per cent DA was being given.
Know what is the mathematics of DA
The dearness allowance of central employees is increased twice a year. If the basic salary of an employee is Rs 20 thousand, then he is getting Rs 5,600 as dearness allowance at present. This amount is 28% of the basic salary. After the increase of 3% in DA, the employee will get Rs 6,200 as DA. That is, it will increase by Rs 600. With the increase in basic pay, the total amount of dearness allowance will also increase.
The cabinet also approved the implementation of PM Gatishakti National Master Plan. PM Narendra Modi had launched the 'Pradhan Mantri Gati Shakti Yojana' on 13 October. On this occasion, PM Modi had said that the Prime Minister Gati Shakti-National Master Plan will give strength to the pace of India of the 21st century. The next generation infrastructure and 'multi modal connectivity' will get the impetus from this national scheme.
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