Dearness Allowance payments restored in full under the 7th CPC According to the fitting factor DA and Dearness Relief DR

DA DR restoration

7th CPC restoration of full benefits of Dearness Allowance DA and Dearness Relief DR in accordance with fitment factor

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

Rajya Sabha
Unstarred Question No. 867
To be answered on Tuesday, 27th July 2021
Sravan 5, 1943 (Saka)

Restoration of benefits of DA/DR

867:: Shri Naranbhai J. Rathwa:

Will the Minister of Finance be pleased to state:

(a) whether Government is actively considering to raise monthly gross basic pay of Government employees after the restoration of full benefits of Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) in accordance with fitment factor as per the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission;

(b) if so, details of such increase post DA/DR restoration and whether pensioners will also be benefited due to this fitment factor; and

(c) the details in terms of percentage of pending DA/DR restoration since January 2020 and the quantum of installment of DA/DR of July 2021 and when it is likely to be released to Government employees/pensioners?

Answer

Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance
(Shri Pankaj Chaudhary)

(a) No Sir, The fitment factor of 2.57 was uniformly applied to all categories of employees only for the purpose of fixation of pay in the revised pay structure based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission

(b) Does not arise;

(c) The Government has released the installments of DA/DR from 01.07.2021 which were due from 01.01.2020, 01.07.2020, and 01.01.2021 in respect of Central Government employees/ pensioners. The Central Government employees/Pensioners will get DA/DR @ 28% (11% over the existing rate of 17%) from July 2021.

Revised rates of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees w.e.f. 01.07.2021 – FinMin Order – DoE

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