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Big News 7th Pay Commission: No More Salary Hike Delays for Central Government Employees; Check Date & Impact

Central government employees are eagerly waiting for the announcement of salary hike. Centre and state government employees are presently getting 12 per cent Dearness Allowance (DA), which was implemented on January 2019.

Tooba Maher
7th Pay Commission
7th Pay Commission

Central government employees are eagerly waiting for the announcement of salary hike. Centre and state government employees are presently getting 12 per cent Dearness Allowance (DA), which was implemented on January 2019. Now, these employees are eagerly waiting for the DA announcement for the second half of the year 2019, which is awaited since July 2019.  

According to the All India Consumer Price Index (AICPI) data, the government employees are expecting 5 per cent DA for H-2 2019. If some media reports are to be believed then DA announcement is likely to be delayed till September 2019 so that the DA announcement shall come ahead of the festival season beginning with the Dussehra festival. However, as per other reports, the DA announcement might come in the August month itself and the government may not delay the DA announcement for H-2 2019. 

It should be noted that, DA is announced half-yearly. Harishankar Tiwari, Ex-President, AG Office Brotherhood, spoke on the calculation involved in deciding the DA hike, "The July 2019 DA is yet to be announced but as per the AICPI data, the DA hike is likely to be 5 per cent in H-2 2019."  

He added that DA hike may not be delayed and announced ahead of the festival season. The Government is mulling to announce the DA hike in August itself. 

Harishankar Tiwari when asked about the 5 per cent DA hike and its impact on various level government employees said: 

Level 1 — Basic Pay Rs 18,000 — Hike Rs 900 

Level 2 — Basic Pay Rs 19,900 — Hike Rs 995 

Level 3 — Basic Pay Rs 21,700 — Hike Rs 1,085 

Level 4 — Basic Pay Rs 25,500 — Hike Rs 1,275 

Level 5 — Basic Pay Rs 29,200 — Hike Rs 1,460 

He further said that after DA is announced, the basic pay of employees is changed. After promotion of a government employee, his or her basic pay also gets changed. For these promoted employees, DA calculation is different. Like, suppose a government employee has served for 33 years. Then it is considered that he or she has got 33 promotions. In this case, his or her DA would be decided on the basis of its current basic pay-means award for serving the recruiter for longer period of time.  

However, those government employees, who have served 5 years term, their basic pay would be Rs 20,300 and therefore their DA would be announced on the basis of Rs 20,300. 

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