7th Pay Commission: DA to jump by 28%, increased salary in the account by July 1?
According to the All India Consumer Price Index (AICPI), DA of central government employees can be increased by 4 percent. The AICPI report also mention that after the DA is reinstated, the Dearness Allowance of the central employees may increase from 17 percent to 28 percent. This includes a 3 percent increase in DA from January to June 2020, a 4 percent increase from July to December 2020, and a 4 percent increase from January to June 2021. The total DA calculation will then come to (17 + 4 + 3 + 4) 28 percent.2. Centre on DA
In March, Minister of State for Finance, Anurag Thakur, told Parliament that all Central government employees will get full benefits of DA starting July 1. He had also said that all the three pending installments will be restored prospectively.3. Arrears of Central government employees
Any increase in DA from July 1 will only be effective from that day, which means the Central government employees are set to miss their arrears.
4. Reason behind DA freeze
The three installments of DA due on January 1, 2020, July 1, 2020 and January 1, 2021, were frozen in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a written reply to the Rajya Sabha, Thakur said: “As and when the decision to release the future installments of Dearness Allowance due from 01.07.2021 is taken, the rates of DA as effective from 01.01.2020, 01.07.2020 and 01.01. 2021 will be restored prospectively and will be subsumed in the cumulative revised rates effective from 01.07.2021.”