The central government workers will be discouraged to know that the re-establishment of Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) has further been postponed from July to September 2021.
This choice was taken at a recently settled high-level meeting on June 26. The meeting saw participation from finance ministry officials, members of the National Council of Joint Consultative Machinery and the department of personnel and training.
“In our conference conducted on 26th June 2021, it has been agreed that central government employees’ DA and pensioners’ DR benefits will be reinstated in September 2021,” Shiva Gopal Mishra, Secretary, Staff Side at National Council of JCM has said.
The central government employees were anticipating their DA in the month of July, but now they have to detain for two more months to avail of the benefits.
After the resumption of the DA and DR, the employees will benefit from an increase in their salary.
On April 23, the Ministry of Finance had briefed that the central government employees will not get the additional installments of DA and DR due from July 1, 2020 and January 1, 2021.
The government had further explained that no arrears will be given from January 1, 2021 till June 30, 2021.