7th Pay Commission: The Central government employees are still waiting for the big news of their minimum pay hike. There were expectations when the Union Finance Minister came up with the budget, but again, there was nothing for the CG employees in it.
However, there seems to be a good news in the offing for the central government employees. According to a report of Zee Business, the CG may get an increment in Dearness Allowance (DA) of up to 5 per cent. The DA is a cost of living adjustment allowance paid to government employees and pensioners to help them cope up with the increasing prices.
The reason due to which one can expect a hike in DA is the increase in inflation rates in Consumer Price Index (CPI) data in April and May, Harishankar Tiwari, Former Secretary and Assistant Secretary of All India Audit and Accounts Association, who calculates government employees DA, told Zee Business.
The Modi government had earlier increased the DA of the CG employees by 3 per cent in January.
The CG employees were expecting that Modi 2.0 would bring some good news for them as the former Home Minister Rajnath Singh was earlier reportedly appraised about the matter by Shiv Gopal Mishra, the Chief of National Joint Council of Action (NJCA). Following the meeting, expectations were high; however, it couldn’t be materialised due to the 2019 polls.
The Central government employees have been demanding a hike in their present basic pay. They are presently getting a minimum pay of Rs 18,000, but demanding an increase of Rs 8000.