Cabinet Likely To Clear Dearness Allowance Dues Today: Sources

Published:Nov 29, 202304:00

Cabinet Likely To Clear Dearness Allowance Dues Today: Sources

Union Cabinet is prone to clear Dearness Allowance disbursement prospectively immediately

In what might be excellent news for Central Government staff and pensioners, the Union Cabinet is prone to clear the proposal of giving them Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) hike with impact from July 1, 2021.

Sources within the know knowledgeable that that is prone to be given prospectively. It might be disbursed from September this yr, they added.

The Union Cabinet is assembly immediately afternoon. This is the second assembly of the newly reshuffled Cabinet in lower than per week.

Dearness Allowance has been saved at 28 per cent, which is a rise from the prevailing 17 per cent, sources stated. This will give a monetary enhance to lakhs of central authorities staff and pensioners and improve their spending forward of the forthcoming pageant season.

Last week, the Joint Council Machinery for Central Government Employees (JCM) which is headed by the Cabinet Secretary, is learnt to have cleared the proposal for mountaineering DA and DR. The unions had particularly sought potential fee of DA and DR dues from the Centre, sources added additional.

The proposal can also be learnt to have been cleared throughout a gathering held on June 26 between Finance Ministry and officers of the Department of Personnel and Training.

The JCM consists of representatives of recognised Central Government staff union in addition to senior Central Government officers.

The DA and DR instalments are due for 4 durations particularly January 1, 2020, July 1, 2020, January 1, 2021 and July 1, 2021.

Hit by the Coronavirus pandemic, the Centre had final yr on April 23, 2020, determined to freeze DA and DR with impact from January 1, 2020 until July 2021, with the goal of saving funds to fight the medical emergency which continues to have an effect on the nation. 

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