7th Pay Commission: While lakhs of Central Government employees wait to hear about fitment factor increases and 18-month DA arrears, they are sure to receive more good news shortly. Several government employees inquired about the timing of the next dearness allowance increase. Aside from that, it is unclear how much of a raise they will earn.
Prior to Diwali, the Centre enhanced the DA of central government employees by 4%, bringing the DA to 38 percent from 34 percent. Previously, the DA was raised by 3% in March 2022. According to the Centre’s tendency, central government personnel are projected to receive their next DA increase in March 2023.
DA may rise by 3 to 5%
Meanwhile, some media sources claimed that the Centre could raise the DA by 3 to 5% in light of the inflation rate and the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.
According to some other reports, if the DA hike approaches close to 50%, it will be reduced to zero. When the Central Government implemented the 7th Pay Commission in 2016, the DA was cut to zero. As a result, if a central government employee’s basic income is Rs 18000, the employee will receive 50% DA of Rs 9000.
Is the 8th Pay Commission Coming Soon?
Currently, government employees who are getting salaries based on the 7th pay commission recommendations are expected to receive a new pay commission, as the employees union is compiling a memorandum seeking a raise in employee compensation or the implementation of the 8th CPC.
However, there has been no confirmation or declaration from the government about the implementation of the 8th Pay Commission.
Soon, an 18-month pending DA arrear
Meanwhile, it has been stated that the 18-month DA arrears will be issued to government employees soon.