SunstarTV Bureau: The hike in Dearness Allowance (DA) for the Central government employees is expected soon after June 2021.
The government employees have been waiting from the beginning of this year, for the DA and Dearness Relief (DR). The DA is, usually increased twice a year, during the month of January and July. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centre announced that the Central government employees will not get 21 per cent DA, which they were entitled to have from January 1, 2020.
It is apropos to mention that the central government employees are presently getting 17 per cent DA and they have been waiting for the hike in the DA for the January-June 2020 period from July 2021 onwards.
Meanwhile, the central government employees are not be paid arrears from January 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021, and the DA rate is expected to be revised again on July 1.
On the other hand, ahead of Dussehra, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had given its approval to pay Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) for the year 2019-2020 to 16.97 lakh non-gazetted employees of commercial establishments like Railways, Defence, Posts, EPFO and others will be benefitted and the financial implication would be Rs 2,791 crore.