Unemployment Allowance (DA) and Benefit (DR) are reviewed twice a year, on 1 January and 1 July. Earlier this year, the government raised DA by 3% to 34% under the 7th pay commission.
Update on 7th pay commission details
According to press reports, DA and DR can be increased by 3-5 percent in March 2023, with effect from January of the following year. DA will increase by up to 43 percent as a result of the increase.
The issue of payment of DA arrears of 18 months from January 2020 to June 2021 may also be resolved soon, and employees can pay 18 months of DA arrears.
Unions of central government employees have long been calling for an increase in the minimum wage from Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000 and an increase in the fitment factor from 2.57 to 3.68 times. If the government increases the fit factor of central employees, their salaries will increase.
If the fit factor is increased to 3.68, the basic pay of the employees will be Rs 26,000. Currently, if your minimum salary is Rs 18,000, you will get Rs 46,260 (18,000 X 2.57 = 46,260) as per the matching factor of 2.57. If the fit factor is 3.68, then your salary is Rs 95,680 (26000X3.68 = 95,680).
Is the 8th salary commission coming soon?
At present, new pay commission is expected for the government employees who are getting salary based on the recommendation of 7th pay commission as the employees’ union prepares a memorandum for increase in employees’ compensation or implementation of 8th CPC.
However, the government has not received any confirmation or statement regarding the implementation of the 8th Pay Commission.