Central government had in April announced that the Central government employees and pensioners would not get 21 per cent Dearness Allowance, which they would have received from January 1, 2020, as per the 7th Pay Commission recommendation.
Now the Centre is planning to announce the DA and DR for the employees and the pensioners. Discussions are on and it may be materialised in the month of December, said a source on the condition of anonymity.
The government is serious about the allowances for its employees. The pandemic situation has put a burden on both the government and the employees but the duo has so far stood tall, and the situation is currently improving, he added.
Centre had announced the decision with a view to deal with the financial crisis like situation emerged due to the COVID-19 pandemic in March this year.
“…the additional instalment of DA payable to the Central government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to the Central government pensioners due from 1st January 2020 shall not be paid,” a government order read.