A final decision on recovery of benefits allowance (DA) and benefit relief (DR) for central government employees and retirees respectively is likely to be taken in the cabinet meeting to be held at 11 am today.
While all eyes will be on the possible cabinet expansion of the Narendra Modi-led government today, some good news can come for the central government employees and retirees. The final decision on recovery of benefits (DA) and benefit relief (DR) for central government employees and retirees as per the guidelines of the Seventh Pay Committee is likely to be taken in the cabinet meeting to be held at 11 am today.
DA for central government employees from July 2021
Earlier, in a meeting held between the federal finance ministry and the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) on June 26 and June 27, it was decided to restore the benefits of DA and DR from September this year, General Secretary Shiv Gopal and the National Director General of the Joint Advisory Mechanism said. Mishra Parishad, who was also present at the meeting, had earlier told reporters. However, it was also said that the final decision on the matter would be taken in the next meeting of the Federation Council of Ministers.
According to Mr Mishra, the Cabinet Secretary has agreed to pay the three outstanding installments of appreciation allowance and repayment in September 2021, including the arrears of July and August 2021. Mr Mishra further said that the Cabinet Secretary assured him that the payment would be made. made up. quickly. According to him, most of the central government employees risked their lives to work during the pandemic. Therefore it would be unfair for the government to deprive them of their legitimate benefits. Mishra further said that rising inflation has made it difficult for central government employees to manage their finances and manage their homes.
Meanwhile, Congress also urged the Center to take a final decision on the reinstatement of DA and DR. The opposition party accused the Modi government of doing injustice to government employees and retirees, including members of the armed forces, with regard to payment of DA and DR benefits. Rahul Gandhi claimed that the government “looted” Rs 37,500 crore from soldiers, civil servants and retirees, adding that it was a “crime” at a time of dwindling wages and high inflation.
In January last year, the government decided to keep additional DA and DR premiums for central government employees and retirees in the light of the COVID pandemic.But till now the government has not taken any decision to restore the above benefits.
This is very useful information for central and retired employees. This is also important because it pertains to the likes and perks of Dr. Actually these days central employees are waiting for the announcement of increase in DA but social media is also full of misinformation regarding this. In such a situation, the government clarified the situation on these reports and said that such official information has not been released yet.
The Finance Ministry clarified that the Central Government had not issued any order regarding restoration of Homestead Allotment (DA) and Gaurav Rahat (DR) to Central Government employees and retirees from July this year and rejected the report. was. A document alleging DA recovery for central government employees and costly relief for central government retirees with effect from July 2021 is doing the rounds on social media, the ministry said that This desk note is fake.
The Indian government has not released any such evidence. Central government employees and retirees have not received three installments of DA and DR since last January due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Center had earlier said that it would soon settle 18 months dues of central government employees and retirees.