Whether Government is actively considering to raise monthly gross basic pay of Government employees?
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Unstarred Question No. 867
To be answered on Tuesday, 27th July, 2021
Sravan 5, 1943 (Saka)
Restoration of benefits of DA/DR
867:: Shri Naranbhai J. Rathwa:
Will the Minister of Finance be pleased to state:
(a) whether Government is actively considering to raise monthly gross basic pay of Government employees after restoration of full benefits of Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief(DR) in accordance with fitment factor as per the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission;
(b) if so, details of such increase post DA/DR restoration and whether pensioners will also be benefited due to this fitment factor; and
(c) the details in terms of percentage of pending DA/DR restoration since January, 2020 and the quantum of installment of DA/DR of July, 2021 and when it is likely to be released to Government employees/pensioners?
Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance
(Shri Pankaj Chaudhary)
(a) No Sir, The fitment factor of 2.57 was uniformly applied to all categories of employees only for the purpose of fixation of pay in the revised pay Structure based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission
(b) Does not arise;
(c) The Government has released the installments of DA/DR from 01.07.2021 which were due from 01.01.2020, 01.07.2020 and 01.01.2021 in respect of Central Government employees/pensioners. The Central Government employees/Pensioners will get DA/DR @ 28% (11% over the existing rate of 17%) from July, 2021.