Tuesday, February 4, 2014

50 per cent DA in the basic pay is set to merge soon

50 per cent DA in the basic pay is set to merge soon

As per Dainik Bhasker Article Govt. is ready to merge 50% DA with Basic Pay:-

38 million employees and 25 lakh pensioners electoral rarity 
50 per cent DA in the basic pay is set to merge soon

Govt. exercises  to attract 38 lakh workers, 25 lakh pensioners 

20 thousand crore additional burden on the exchequer 

Govt eyes on approximately 2 and half crore votes of Central government 

employees and pensioners and their families. Govt is preparing to merge 

50 per cent dearness allowance (DA) into the basic pay to attracted 

approximately 38 lakh employees and 25 lakh pensioners. 

That would be in the next fortnight. If it happen, extra burden would cost 

of Rs 20,000 crore to the exchequer. 

It  may be pressure of employees of Trade Union/ threatening of 

indefinite strike by the central govt. employees with railway employee or 

it may be trial of attraction of 2.5 carores of voters. Infact D.A. is being 

merged with basic salary. The Secretary General of the AIRF Mr. Shiva 

Gopal Mishra who is representing nearly 12 lakh employees says last 

days, that he had correspondenced with the Prime Minister's Office and 

the Finance Ministry. He also met with Secretary of expenditure in this 


This indicates that it will be announced just after the vote on account of 

parliament. Press Secretary of National Federation of Indian Railwaymen 

Mr. S.N. Malik said that the Cabinet note in this regard has become 

according to  PMO sourcese. There is a file lying in the PMO at this time 

regarding this connection. It will be announced someday next week when 

Parliament is in session.

Infact DA of Central Govt. Employees reached up to 90% at this time and 

again due started with DA increment from 1st Jan. If this time there is an 

increase of 11 per cent on DA; it will be 101 per cent . Malik says that 

when the Fifth CPC DA had reached 72 per cent, 50 per cent DA was 

merged with basic pay without any demand from staff side. This time it is 

not being done. This demand of merger of 50 per cent of DA into basic pay

DA of the unions is old. In view of this, , Minister of State for Finance 

Namo Narain Meena said in Parliament stated in August last year that 

Sixth Pay Commission has not recommended to merge the DA with basic 

pay . So the government is not doing so. However , now the situation has 

changed, in the view of general election, to woo the all the public the 

decisions are being taken. In this series, if DA has to be merged with the 

basic pay, then the exchequer put a burden of Rs 20,000 crore is 

estimated .

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