A big gift has been given by the government to the central employees. The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced an increase of 4 percent in Dearness Allowance (DA).
New Delhi: A big gift has been given by the government to the central employees. The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced an increase of 4 per cent in Dearness Allowance (DA). About 1.16 crore government employees and pensioners are likely to benefit from this decision.
DA increased from 34 per cent to 38 per cent
The Union Cabinet in March approved a 3 per cent hike in Dearness Allowance (DA) with effect from January 1, 2022. The government had also approved the release of an additional instalment of Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners. Now once again the government is increasing DA. This demand was being made by the central employees for a long time. He said that in view of the rising inflation in the country, DA should be increased by the government.
Apart from DA, the government will also give bonus
Apart from the DA hike, the Union Cabinet has also approved 78 days Productivity Linked Bonus for Railway employees. This will directly benefit lakhs of employees.
What is Dearness Allowance?
There is a part of the remuneration of government employees and pensioners. The purpose of DA is to compensate for the effect of inflation on the wages of the employees. Under the 7th Pay Commission, the government revises the dearness allowance twice a year - in January and July. This allowance is also based on whether an employee is located in urban, semi-urban or rural areas.
This is the stand of the government on the 8th Pay Commission
In order to provide relief to every employee in the era of inflation, the government increases DA. At the same time, a pay commission is constituted every 10 years in the country to change the salary structure of central employees. This pay commission gives recommendations to make the salary of the employees in line with the current environment. On the basis of this, first, the central and then the state governments restructure their salaries.
So far 7 pay commissions have been constituted in the country. The first pay commission in the country was formed in January 1946. At the same time, the last i.e. Seventh Pay Commission was constituted on February 28, 2014. In such a situation, it has been 8 years since the 7th Pay Commission, so the atmosphere of discussion about the 8th Pay Commission has become heated in the employees' organizations. If this happens, then 68 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners will get its direct benefit.