When will the salary increase
After the increase of 3 percent in the dearness allowance of central employees, now other 4 allowances are also going to increase. Due to this, the salary of the employees is going to increase from next month. The good thing is that 3 months arrears will also be given to the employees. After the increase in dearness allowance, now the traveling allowance and city allowance of the employees will also increase. What has happened is that after the increase in DA, the way has been cleared for increase in both these allowances.
what are the other two allowances
Apart from traveling allowance and city allowance, there will be two more allowances. These are provident fund and gratuity. Both of these will also increase. It is worth mentioning that the monthly PF and gratuity of central employees is calculated from the basic salary and DA. In such a situation, it is clear that due to increase in dearness allowance, PF and gratuity will increase. Central employees will directly benefit from this.
4 increase in allowances
When the DA increases, it will be almost certain that there will be an increase in the house rent allowance and traveling allowance of the central employees. That is, there will be an increase in four-four allowances of the employees and there will be a sharp increase in their salary.
For your information, let us tell you that the DA of government employees has doubled in a period of only 9 months. Explain that along with the employees, pensioners will also get the benefit. They will also get DR (Dearness Relief) at the rate of 34 per cent.
How many people in total benefited
This decision of the government will benefit 50 lakh employees and 65 lakh pensioners. But this will increase the expenditure burden on the government. The government will have to spend an additional Rs 9,455.50 crore annually.
There are more demands
Still, the Central Employees Organization is asking the government to pay arrears of 18 months. They are pressurizing the government for this. The employees are citing the Supreme Court’s decision in the plea. According to employee organizations, the court has decided that salary and allowances are the right of the employee. In October last year, the cabinet had increased the DA by 3 per cent to 31 per cent. This was effective from July 1, 2021. Earlier in July, the government had increased the rate of allowance from 17 per cent to 28 per cent while reinstating dearness allowance and dearness relief.