The Finance Ministry disclosed the letter
7th Pay commission: Will DA of employees increase from July ?
A letter saying that DA (dearness allowance) of central employees will be increased from July 2021 has gone viral. The Union Finance Ministry has now tweeted and clarified the letter Due to the crisis in the Corona, the central government had cut many expenses and postponed the increase in dearness allowances for central employees. The Finance Ministry had earlier clarified that the increase would be given 7th Pay commission . However, neither the Union government nor the finance ministry has yet commented on the matter. However, a letter from the Union Finance Ministry has been circulating on social media for the past few days. In which, from July 2021, the central government will increase the dearness allowance and pension holders will also be given relief during the period of rising inflation. The letter, which went viral, has now been revealed by the Union Finance Ministry.
A tweet was posted on the Union Finance Ministry's Twitter handle on Saturday. In which a letter has also been posted regarding increase in dearness allowance and relief to pensioners. Explaining the letter, the Union Finance Ministry said, "No order has been issued to increase the dearness allowance of central employees and to provide relief to pensioners in times of inflation."
What did the finance ministry say about the viral letter?
"A letter regarding increase in dearness allowance of central employees and relief to pensioners has gone viral on social media. That is a lie. This office memorandum is false. No such official statement has been issued by the Government of India, ”the Union Finance Ministry said.
The letter, which went viral, has now been revealed by the Union Finance Ministry.
The central government had in April last year (March 2020) postponed the hike in dearness allowance for 50 lakh central employees and 61 lakh pensioners after the Corona crisis. This has been postponed till June 30, 2021. Therefore, there is talk that the inflation allowance will be increased from July
At present, central government employees get 17 per cent dearness allowance. As per the order issued by the Union Finance Ministry last year, the number of Union employees was expected to increase by 11 per cent. However, after the outbreak of Corona, the Center has suspended the DA by issuing orders dated January 1, 2020, July 1, 2020 and January 1, 2021.