7th Pay Commission: Government employees to receive 18-month DA arrears
Meanwhile, indications indicate that the Central government employees should soon receive their DA arrears, which date back 18 months. The demand for DA back pay has been growing among government workers for a while.
As per various sources suggest that the government employees will get the 18-month DA arrears in three installments. Notably, government employees have not been given the DA arrears of 18 months from January 2020 to June 2021 due to the COVID pandemic.
If the media reports are to be believed, the DA arrears of Level-3 employees will be around Rs 11,880 to Rs 37,554 and for those belonging to Level-13 or Level-14, it will be between Rs 1,44,200 to Rs 2,18,200.
Recently in September, the Centre had hiked the DA of all Central government employees by 4 percent from 34 percent to 38 percent. The hike has benefitted more than 50 lakh government employees and over 61 lakh pensioners across the country.
As per the annual report of the Department of Expenditure, there are a total of 48 lakh central employees in the country and about 60 lakh pensioners who are eligible to get the pending arrears of 18 months.