Merger of DA with Pay: Lok Sabha Q&A

Merger of DA with Pay: Lok Sabha Q&A
Question: whether there is any proposal to merge 50 per cent DA into basic pay of Central Government Employees and Pensioners; if so, the details thereof;
Govt Reply in Lok Sabha:-
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 2831

ANSWERED ON 07.02.2014

 MERGER OF DA WITH PAY

UNSTARRED QUESTION 2831 
Shri RANJAN PRASAD YADAV/ AVTAR SINGH BHADANA
Will the Minister of FINANCE  be pleased to state:-
ANSWER 
MINISTER OF THE STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE(SHRI NAMO NARAIN MEENA)
(a) the percentage of Dearness Allowance (DA) with respect to basic pay of the Central Government Employees as on date; (a) With effect from 1st July, 2013, the rate of Dearness Allowance (DA) payable on the revised pay of Central Government employees is 90%.
(b) whether there is any proposal to merge 50 per cent DA into basic pay of Central Government Employees and Pensioners;
(b) No Sir.
(c) if so, the details thereof; and (c) In view of (b) above, the Question does not arise.
(d) if not, the reasons therefor? (d) The Sixth Central Pay Commission did not recommend merger of DA with basic pay at any stage. This has been accepted by the Government vide Resolution dated 29th August, 2008.

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