7th Pay Commission: Amidst the hope of increase in dearness allowance, more than one crore central employees and pensioners of the country have got a big blow. The Central Government has categorically refused to give the arrears of DA Arrear withheld during the Corona period. Due to this announcement of the central government, 65 lakh central employees and 48 lakh pensioners, who are waiting for the arrears of old dearness allowance, are looking dejected.
In fact, in response to a question in the Lok Sabha, it was clearly stated by the government that there is no plan for DA arrears. Union Minister of State for Finance Pankaj Chaudhary replied in writing that there is no plan to give arrears of DA and DR frozen during the Corona period to central employees and pensioners (7th Pay Commission). He said that during the Corona period, Rs 34,402.32 crore was saved from the withheld dearness allowance of the employees. Which was used to stop the epidemic.
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Let us tell you that during the Corona epidemic in the year 2020, three installments of DA and DR hike of central employees and pensioners were stopped. After January 2020, July 2020 and January 2021, it was restored in July 2021.
However, the government increased the DA by a one-time increase of 17 per cent for January 2020, June 2020 and January 2021. But during that time the frozen money was not paid to the employees. Since the improvement in the situation from Corona, the employees union has been continuously demanding payment of DA arrears of 18 months from the government. But the central government has once again flatly refused to give dearness allowance and dearness relief for 18 months.
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Employees union is demanding arrears
It is being told that the Secretary (Staff Side) of the National Council, Shiv Gopal Mishra had written a letter to the Cabinet Secretary, in which he referred to the decision of the Supreme Court dated 8 February 2021, in which the Supreme Court had Due to the economic crisis, the salary and pension of the employees can be stopped temporarily, but it will have to be given back to the employees when the situation improves. This is the right of the employees. Payment should be made as per law.
Employees and pensioners would have benefited a lot
Central employees and pensioners seem particularly disappointed with this decision of the government. According to this one estimate, if the government had paid the AYIR, then the DA arrears of level-1 employees would have benefited from Rs 11,880 to Rs 37,554. Employees at Level-13 (7th CPC Basic Pay Scale Rs 1,23,100 to Rs 2,15,900) or Level-14 (Pay Scale) draw a DA of Rs 1,44,200 to Rs 2,18,200. The amount of arrears would have been different for different grades of employees.
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