New Delhi: Today is a very important day for more than one crore central employees and pensioners. Today their wait for increase in Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) may be over. In fact, today an important meeting of the Union Cabinet is going to be held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
DA of Central Govt employees to hike by 4%
In the meeting, PM Modi will discuss many important things with the cabinet ministers. It is being speculated that the Modi government can take many big decisions in the meeting. It is reported that the Modi government can increase the DA of Central Government Employees by up to 4 percent.
DA might increase up to 38 per cent
If this happens, from October 1, the dearness allowance of central employees and pensioners will increase from 34 to 38 percent. At the same time, these people can also get the arrears money for the two months of July and August in October.
It is noteworthy that the Dearness Allowance of Central Government employees is revised twice a year. The first is given from January to June, while the second comes from July to December. Let us tell you that the AICPI index plays an important role in deciding the dearness allowance of central employees.
Minimum basic salary is Rs 18,000
The minimum basic salary is Rs 18,000 in the 7th Pay Commission (7th Pay Commission) and Rs 56900 at the level of cabinet secretary. According to 38 percent, on the basic salary of Rs 18000, the total increase in annual DA will be available in Rs 6840. Total DA will increase by Rs 720 per month.
At the maximum basic salary bracket of Rs 56,900, the total increase in annual dearness allowance will be Rs 27,312. Those in this salary bracket will get Rs 2276 more as compared to 34 per cent.
Continuous jump in AICPI index
After February, there is a continuous jump in the AICPI index. The figure of the AICPI index was 125.1 in January 2022, which came down to 125 in February. Whereas in March it reached 126 points. After this, in April it rose to the level of 127.7. In May it reached 129 points, while in June it reached 129.2 points. This has raised the expectation that the DA of central employees may increase by up to 4 percent.
68 lakh pensioners will benefit
It is worth noting that about 47 lakh employees and 68 lakh pensioners of the country will benefit from the increase in dearness allowance by the central government. At the beginning of the year, the government had increased the DA by 3 per cent. Following this the dearness allowance had gone up to 34 per cent. Now due to increase in DA by 4 per cent, dearness allowance will increase to 38 percent.
Actually, dearness allowance of central government employees is revised twice a year. The first is given from January to June, while the second comes from July to December. Let us tell you that the AICPI index plays an important role in deciding the dearness allowance of central employees.
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