7th pay commission: What delay in DA hike means for central govt employees

Latest news today from the 7th Pay Commission: Central government staff and pensioners await with great enthusiasm announcements on the increase in the Dearness Allowance(DA) due from 1 January 2021 because the centre announces that it will restore a DA and Dearness Relief (DR). However, in the event that the Central Government opts for further delays of an announcement of the DA increase due from 1 January 2021, the 7th pay commission or 7th salary commission for central government employees is subject to certain opportunities. 

7th pay commission: What delay in DA hike means for central govt employees

7th pay commission: What delay in DA hike means for central govt employees

The National Council of JCM shared opportunities for postponing the January DA Hike.In the aftermath of DA Hike from January 2021, the National Council of JCM shared its possibilities. In addition to the announcement of DA walk due from January in June or July, the Council said the DA government could choose to announce a DA walk and the DA walk from 1 July 2021.

7th pay commission DA Shiva Gopal Mishra, secretary—staff side of the JCM National Council, spoke about the rise of the DA from January 2021, "The expected delay in the DA hike from 1 January 2021 may be declared in either July or September-October 2021 together with the DA hike due from 1 July 2021. If the DA increase scheduled since 1 January 2021 is declared in July, central public servants will be given increased wages on 30 July as their DA will increase from 17% to 28% because its expected DA increase is 4% as of January 2021."

Impact of the 7th pay committee salary DA hike delay

If the Center does notify Shiva Gopal Mishra of the National Council of JCM that the DA rise is due from January 2021, "In such a case, both DA rides for 2021 can be announced jointly by the Center. If this happens, after the announcement, central government officials will be given a DA arrears for their respective DA increases. Until then, central government workers and pensioners will continue to receive the same salary and pension as on 30 June 2021."

However, Shiva Gopal Mishra of JCM National Council stated that the centre could not postpone the rise in DA from January 2021, as this move would add additional financial problems for the central government staff whose DA was freezed over the past year and a half.

"Since DA and DR benefit from nearly 1,12 Crore Central Government workers as well as pensioners is being restored by the Central Government as of 1 July 2021 they are sure to announce the DA increase, due either in June, as some working days remain in June, or in July, for a first quarter," concluded Siva Gopal Mishra of the JCM National Council.