New Delhi, July 6: Central government employees and pensioners, who get salaries and pensions as per the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission, may get a piece of good news this week. According to reports, a meeting of Union Cabinet is likely to take place soon. The Union Cabinet may give its nod for restoration of full benefits of dearness allowance (DA) and dearness relief (DR) for central government employees and pensioners respectively, reports added. 7th Pay Commission Latest News: Hike in TA Unlikely for Central Government Employees From July 1, Here's Why.
Three installments of DA for central government employees and DR for pensioners, due on January 1, 2020, July 1, 2020 and January 1, 2021, have been on hold. Moreover, the government is yet to announce increment in DA and DR for the July-December period. In March, Minister for State for Finance, Anurag Thakur had said that the pending installments of DA and DR would be restored from July. However, no such directives have been issued so far. 7th Pay Commission Latest News Update: Big Hike Expected in Basic Pay of Central Government Employees Post-DA Restoration, Says Report.
A section of media has reported that DA and DR benefits would be restored in September, quoting Shiv Gopal Mishra, who negotiated the 7th Pay Commission (7th CPC) recommendations with the Centre on behalf employees. "In our meeting held on 26th June 2021, it has been agreed that central government employees' DA and pensioners' DR benefit will be resumed in September 2021," Mishra was quoted as saying.
Mishra also said the Ministry of Finance will soon send a proposal for resumption of DA and DR benefits to the Union Cabinet. Once the Cabinet gives its nod, DA and DR benefits, as recommended by the 7th Pay Commission, will be restored.