New Delhi (Anish Yande): There is good news for central government employees as they are to receive hikes in their salaries. The central government is set to reinstate Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief for employees and pensioners. Check all benefits for central government employees in the 7th Pay Commission here.
Important updates for 7th Pay Commission employees:
With a revision in the 7th Pay Commission, the salaries of central government employees are increasing. Dearness Allowance (DR) and Dearness Relief (DR) provided to employees would be increased from July 1, 2021.
During the Covid 19 pandemic last year, the government had stopped the Dearness Allowance of central government employees. The Dearness Allowance of pensioners had been impacted due to the government decision.
Currently, there is confusion among government employees about the amount that would be issued if Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief are provided. The employees are expecting that the pending DA and DR would be provided in three instalments for the period from January 1, 2020, July 1, 2020, and January 1, 2021
Increase in Dearness Allowance:
Following the reinstatement of the Dearness Allowance for the current financial year, the employees expect that the central government would provide an 11 per cent hike in DA. The Dearness Allowance would be raised to 28 per cent from the previous 17 per cent.
The allowance of pensioners would also jump following the reinstatement of the Dearness Allowance. Previously, Anurag Thakur, the Minister of State of Finance had stated that the three pending DA instalments would be ‘subsumed in the cumulative revised rates of DA effective from 1 July 2021.’
The Minister of State of Finance stated that the three pending instalments, which consists of Dearness Relief for pensioners and Dearness Allowances for central government employees would be restored from July.
Department of Personnel and Training has made an official statement regarding the APAR process. The period for the online generation, recording, distribution, and completion of the appraisal has been extended applicable for Group A, B and C officers.
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