Disapproving all the claims about restoration of Dearness Allowance and Dearness relief (DR) from July 1, the Union Finance Ministry clarified on Saturday (June 26) that no such decision has been made as yet.
A meeting between the Finance Ministry, National Council of Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM), and the Department of Personnel and Training (DOPT) was scheduled for June 26 to discuss and decide on pending arrears for central government employees and pensioners. On the same day, a document was doing rounds on social media claiming that Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief for Central government employees and pensioners will be resumed from July 2021.
The Finance Ministry clarified that no such order regarding resumption of DA for the central government employees and DR for pensioners from July 1 has been issued. The Ministry made it clear that this claim is Fake and no such announcement has been made by the Government of India.
Last year, the ministry had announced to freeze the hike in DA and DR till July 2021.
According to the order issued on April 23, 2020, no arrears will be paid for the period from January 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021.
The order further mentioned that as and when the decision to release the future instalment of dearness allowance and dearness relief due from July 1, 2021, is taken by the government, the rates of dearness allowance and dearness relief as effective from January 1, 2020, July 1, 2020, and January 1, 2021, will be restored prospectively and will be submitted in the cumulative revised rate effective from July 1, 2021.
Published: Dipti Ranjan Das
Last updated: 27 June 2021, 02:24 PM IST
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