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DA Hike: Dearness allowance of employees will increase, this is the government's reply on 8th Pay Commission

dearness allowance - Central government employees and pensioners have got an important update. Dearness allowance of central employees has increased. Actually, the dearness allowance (DA Hike) of the employees has been increased from 45% to 50%. But there is news that dearness allowance of employees will become zero. Let us read below what the government said on the formation of the Eighth Pay Commission (8th Pay Commission):

8th pay commison update

The Kalamkar News, dearness allowance - Central employees and pensioners will get good news very soon. There is going to be an increase of four percent in the dearness relief allowance of retired employees. Currently DA/DR is 46%. Next month this allowance will increase by four percent. 

As soon as the inflation rate exceeds 50 percent, the government will have to seriously consider the establishment of the Eighth Pay Commission. Consumer Price Index of Industrial Workers has been created at 138.8 points. 

The Labor Bureau of the Ministry of Labor and Employment, Government of India has released the All India CPI-IW report for December 2023 on January 31, 2024. The Central Government has not given any encouraging response to the employee organizations on the establishment of the Eighth Pay Commission.

The central government had increased the dearness allowance of employees by four percent in the second half of last year. After that the rate of Dearness Allowance (DA) increased from 42% to 46%. Dearness allowance of government employees may increase by four to five percent from January 1, 2024. 

Staff side National Council (JCM) member and All India Defense Employees Federation (AIDEF) general secretary C. Sreekumar said that the current DA rate of the employees is 46%. 

If the rate increases by four or five percent from January 2024, the figure will exceed fifty percent. The central government, however, will announce the increased rates of this allowance in March. Various employee unions have demanded the government to form the Eighth Pay Commission.

index of 138,8 points

The All India CPI-IW released by the Labor Bureau of the Ministry of Labor and Employment, Government of India, for December 2023 as on January 31, 2024 has recorded a decline of 0.3 points. Consumer Price Index of Industrial Workers has been created at 138.8 points. 

The index has recorded a decline of 0.22% compared to the previous month, whereas a decline of 0.15% was recorded in the same two months a year ago. 

Every month, the Labor Bureau, an office of the Ministry of Labor and Employment prepares the Industrial Workers' Price Index, which is based on retail prices from 317 markets in 88 important industrial centers spread across the country. The index has been created for 88 industrial centers and the whole of India. This compilation will be released on the last working day of the coming month.

Change affected by 0.45 point percentage

The Food and Beverages group contributed the most to the decline in the index, affecting the total change by 0.45 percentage points. The index fell due to fall in prices of poultry chicken, rice, mustard oil, apple, banana, cauliflower, cabbage, capsicum, carrot, French bean, green coriander, ginger, onion, potato, tomato, pea, radish and domestic electricity charge. 

There has been a decrease. On the contrary, the main reasons for decline in the index were wheat, buffalo milk, fresh fish, brinjal, drum stick, garlic, okra, white sugar, prepared food, tobacco leaf, prepared paan, readymade trouser pants, leather sandals, slippers, slippers. , Electric Battery, Employee State Insurance Premium, Toothpaste

Decrease of 0.1-0.9 points in 33 centres.

Coimbatore's index has gained 4.7 points at the center level, while Ludhiana has fallen by 3.2 points. The remaining six centers have seen a decline of 2 to 2.9 points, 18 centers have seen a decline of 1 to 1.9 points, and 33 centers have seen a decline of 1 to 1.9 points. 

Solapur has seen a maximum increase of 1.5 points. Another 6 centers have seen an increase of 1 to 1.4 points, while 19 centers have seen an increase of 0.1 to 0.9 points. 

There was no change in the indices of the remaining three centres. The inflation rate in December 2023 has been 4.91%, which was 4.98% last month and 5.50% last year. Food inflation rate this month has been 8.18%, which was 7.95% last month and 4.1% a year ago.

...employees will be paid

DA of central employees has increased by four percent for some time. DA rates may increase by four to five percent in January. If this happens, the salaries of the employees will be changed. There will also be a 25 percent increase in many allowances. The Central Government should make the Eighth Pay Commission. 

In that situation the central government employees will be very happy. The Seventh Pay Commission had recommended that there should be a "pay" change at the Center only once every ten years, but this is not necessary. No need to wait. This can also be a disease. The Pay Commission has told when and after how much time the Pay Commission should be constituted.

Dissatisfaction among two crore employees and pensioners

Regarding the establishment of the 8th Pay Commission, the Central Government clearly said that there is no consideration of its creation as of now. This troubles approximately two crore employees and pensioners. The Central Government has termed the decision of not forming the Eighth Pay Commission as unfortunate. 

National President of All India State Government Employees Federation, Subhash Lamba has announced to protest against this decision of the Central Government. Now 'Bharat Pensioner Samaj' has also raised the demand for 8th Pay Commission. Also, the government has been demanded to pay the arrears of 18 months of DA that was withheld during the Corona period.

Bharat Pensioners Society (BPS) General Secretary SC Maheshwari said that the proposal for the Eighth Pay Commission has been passed without delay in the 68th AGM. SB Yadav, General Secretary of the Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers, has written a letter to Prime Minister Modi requesting that in the current situation, the Eighth Pay Commission should be formed immediately. DOPT told the Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers over phone that there is no proposal for the Eighth Pay Commission in the government's agenda as of now.