7th Pay Commission: The possibility of rising dearness allowance of 2 percent for central government employees, pensioners

New Delhi, March 7: The Narendra Modi government is preparing to increase the dearness allowance for the central government employees and pensioners. According to sources, the government is in the process of approving 2 percent increase in dearness allowance.

An increase in dearness allowance can be increased, but there are disputed reports whether the government can increase the minimum wage and the fitment factor compared to the 7th Pay Commission's recommendations (7th CPC).

The central cabinet approved the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission on salary increase and allowance, June 28, 2016. The 7th Pay Commission recommended 14.27% increase, in which the basic salary was the lowest in 70 years. The 7th Pay Commission had increased the minimum wage from Rs 7,000 to Rs 18,000 per month, whereas the maximum wage was increased from Rs 80,000 to Rs 2.25 lakh and a maximum of Rs 2.5 lakh for the cabinet secretary was extended by the senior civil servant.

In September 2017, the government had approved one percent additional DA to compensate the pensioners from central government employees and expensive relief (DR) for price rise.
An official release said that this additional installment of DA has represented an increase of one percent from the current rate of 4 percent of basic salary / pension and according to the formula accepted on the basis of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission is. This decision benefited 49.26 lakh central employees and 61.17 lakh pensioners.

It has been stated in the release that the DA and DR 2016-07-18 fiscal year (July 2017 to February 2018), the Treasury will be burdened by Rs 3,068.26 crore and Rs 2,045.50 crore per year.
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