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No cut in DA of Central govt employees

seventh Pay Fee: A day after Congress lashed out on the Narendra Modi authorities for freezing dearness allowance (DA) of Central authorities staff, the BJP has clarified that there isn’t a reduce in DA and dearness aid (DR). The extra hike over 17% at present paid will likely be reinstated prospectively, efficient Jan 2020.

“There is no cut in DA and DR. It’s a temporary HOLD on the additional HIKE, which will be reinstated. DA and DR at the current rate, the highest ever rate at 17% brought by Modi government, will continue to be paid,” the ruling-BJP stated in a tweet.

“When the federal government decides to launch the instalments of DA and DR from 1 July, 2021, the efficient charges from January 2020, July 2020 and January 2021 will likely be restored prospectively and will likely be subsumed within the cumulative revised price efficient from 1 July, 2021.

On Saturday, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh opposed the Modi authorities’s choice to chop again hike in DA of the staff and pensioners. He stated that he didn’t assume that at this ‘stage such cuts were necessary’.

In a video message launched by the Congress, Manmohan Singh, former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and several other different high leaders slammed the federal government over the freezing of DA.

“We must be on the aspect of individuals whose DA is being reduce. I sincerely consider that it’s not mandatory that it’s the stage to implement hardship to authorities servants and armed forces personnel,” stated Singh.

The remarks of the Congress leaders got here a few days after the Centre determined to freeze fee of further instalment of DA to all its staff and DR to pensioners falling due from January 1, 2020.

Earlier on March 14, the Union Cupboard had permitted a 4 per cent hike in DA to 21 per cent for 1.13 crore Central authorities staff and pensioners relevant from January, 2020.

“In view of the crisis arising out of COVID-19, it has been decided that additional instalment of dearness allowance payable to central government employees and dearness relief (DR) to central government pensioners due from January 1, 2020, shall not be paid. The additional instalment of DA and DR due from July 1, 2020, and January 1, 2021, shall also not be paid,” the Division of Expenditure stated in an workplace memorandum.

Nevertheless, DA and DR at present charges will proceed to be paid, it added.

However, the Central authorities staff had been demanding a rise within the fundamental pay as really helpful by the seventh Pay Fee. They had been demanding a minimal pay of Rs 26,000 towards the present pay of Rs 18,000.

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