After one-and-a-half years, the central government has decided to restore the Dear Allowance (DA) and Dear Relief (DR) to central employees and pensioners. Now the DA or DR will be offered to employees at a rate of 28 per cent. This represents an 11% increase over the existing 17% rate of basic pay / pension. The government’s decision will benefit about 1.14 crore employees and pensioners.
However, there are still some questions related to this, which is why people are confused. Come on, let us clear up your confusion.
What is confusion? In fact, in view of the Kovid-19 pandemic, the government has stopped three additional episodes of the DA and DR. These episodes were supposed to come from January 1, 2020, July 1, 2020 and January 1, 2021. Now the government has said it will restore these three episodes. Because of this, there is confusion among many employees that the government will pay the dues for all three installments.
What FAC: The truth is that the government does not pay the dues for these three installments. In a statement issued by the government, it was made clear that the dues were not paid. According to the statement, from January 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021, the DA / DR rate will remain at 17% on the base salary / pension. This means that the increased rates of DA and DR will be paid from July 2021.
Understand how much compensation and salary available to central employees due to DA increases
How much is the load? Both the dearness allowance and the dearth of compensation for the fiscal year 2021-22 (eight months from July, 2021 to February, 2022) amounted to Rs 22,934.56 crore. At the same time, it is likely to carry a burden of Rs 34,401.84 crore a year.