Update on the DA hike 2021: A meeting between the National Council of JCM and DoPT is planned for the second or third week of June.
This month, the National Council of JCM, chaired by Central Government Employees, will hold a meeting with central government officials from the Ministry of Finance and the Department of Personnel and Training. It was originally scheduled for May but was postponed due to an increase of COVID-19 patients.
In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the three instalments of 7th pay commission DA arrears payment to the central government Employees and DR for retirees, which were due on January 1, 2020, July 1, 2020, and January 1, 2021, were frozen.
Employees will receive a two-year DA benefit immediately, as the dearness allowance for central government employees increased by 4% in January 2020, followed by a 3% increase in the second half of 2020, i.e. in June 2020. The dearness allowance was increased by 4% again in January 2021.
As a result, the total has risen to 28%. These three instalments, however, have yet to be paid. According to the pay matrix for central employees, the minimum salary is currently Rs 18,000.
Overall, a 15% dearness allowance is expected to be added to the central government employees salary, equal to a monthly rise of Rs 2700. The overall dearness allowance will increase by Rs 32,400 on a yearly basis.