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The central government has given a big gift to the central employees. The government has increased the Dearness Allowance of the employees by four percent. After this increase, DA has increased from 38 percent to 42 percent.
The increase in DA will be applicable from January 1. That means the employees will also get arrears for January and February. This decision will benefit about 47.58 lakh central government employees and 69.76 lakh pensioners. This increase in DA has been done after the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission.
Increased for the first half
This increase in DA and DR has happened from January 2023 to June 2023 i.e. for the first half. With this announcement, the government will have a financial burden of Rs 12,815 crore every year. The government increases the DA of the employees every six months. Dearness Allowance (DA) is a part of the salary structure of government employees. In view of the inflation rate, the central government increases the DA of the employees. Higher the inflation, higher is the increase in DA.
How much will be the increase in salary?
After the four percent increase in DA, let us also understand the increase in the salary of the employees. Suppose the basic pay of a central employee is Rs 18,000. If we look at 38 percent, then DA becomes Rs 6,840. On the other hand, if we look at 42 per cent, then it will become Rs 7,560. That means there will be an increase of Rs 720 in the salary of the employee.
If we look at the maximum basic pay, then the dearness allowance on the basis of Rs 56,000 becomes Rs 21,280. Now if it is seen according to the increase of four percent, then it will jump to Rs.23,520. In this way, there will be an increase of Rs 2,240 in the salary.
DA reached from 17 percent to 42 percent
Earlier, the government had increased the DA by four per cent in the last half as well, which increased the DA from 34 per cent to 38 per cent. The government had increased the DA of the employees by three percent in March 2022. After this increase, the dearness allowance of the employees had increased from 31 per cent to 34 per cent.
Let us tell you that after a long time in July 2021, the central government increased the dearness allowance of central employees from 17 percent to 28 percent. After this, in October 2021, it was increased to 31 percent, giving another 3 percent hike.