New Delhi: There is good news for government employees. Modi government is likely to credit Rs 2 lakh into the account of government employees in one go.
Media reports said that a cabinet meeting regarding the increase in the dearness allowance of central government employees could take place on March 16.
Quoting Shiv Gopal Mishra, Secretary (Staff Side) of National Council of JCM, media reports said the council has placed its demand before the government. However, both sides have not arrived at any conclusion as yet.
Media reports said talks have been held with the Cabinet Secretary, which still remains inconclusive. Labour union has been constantly pressing demands for a one-time settlement of dearness allowance arrears.
According to Mishra, a joint meeting of the JCM with the officials of the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) and the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure is to be held soon.
It is expected that a one-time settlement of 18 months DA arrears will also crop up during the meeting.
Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief of Central government employees and pensioners were restored to 31% from 17% from October 2021, however, the arrears have not been deposited as yet.
A Zee Hindi report, quoting Shiv Gopal Mishra of the National Council of JCM, had previously mentioned that the DA arrears of Level-1 employees range from Rs 11,880 to Rs 37,554. Whereas, for Level-13 (7th CPC basic pay scale Rs 1,23,100 to Rs 2,15,900) or Level-14 (pay scale), the DA arrears in the hands of an employee will be Rs 1,44,200-2,18,200 that will be paid, quoted the reports.
According to the annual report of the Department of Expenditure, there are a total of 48 lakh central employees in the country and about 60 lakh pensioners.