Whether Govt. actually merged Dearness Allowance with basic pay today (20/02)

Whether Govt. actually merged Dearness Allowance with basic pay today (20/02) ?

Rumors spread very fast this afternoon that central cabinet approved terms of reference of seventh CPC and agreed to merge 50% of D.A. with basic pay for central employees and pensioners. Some of the popular websites and media sites started flashing this news. A cabinet meeting did took place today but according to sources, it was not discussed in the meeting due to paucity of time. 

Merger of D.A., granting interim relief and enhancing superannuation age are definitely being actively considered by the Govt. but nothing has been materialized as of now.

F.M. is proceeding to Australia for a five days official tour and it is most likely that cabinet will take any decision only after his return from abroad. So good news may be expected in the next weekend. 

50% DA Merger in Terms of Referance of 7thCPC- Latest Position

50% DA Merger in Terms of Referance of 7thCPC- Latest Position


Almost all the News Media are telling that Central Government is considering the demand of Merging 50% dearness allowance with basic pay. It was expected that the decision of the Cabinet committee on economic affairs would be announced after its meeting held yesterday. But  there is no any decision in this regard has been taken in that meeting.

Confederation of central government employees and workers has informed through its blog www. [http://confederationhq.blogspot.in/ ]that DOP&T has finalized the terms of reference of Seventh Central Pay Commission and submitted to Cabinet for approval. Details of the terms of reference finalized by DOP&T are not disclosed to the staff side. Details will be known only after the Cabinet meeting which is likely to be held today evening or tomorrow. (Date of Cabinet Meeting not confirmed).

In the meeting held with Secretary, DOPT on 24.10.2013 to discuss the possible Terms of Reference, the Standing Committee Members of National Council JCM told the Government that before finalizing Terms of Reference of 7th Pay commission, it should be circulated to the Members of the JCM Members. But It is informed that so far it has not been circulated to them.

The demands which have been triggered more expectation among central government employees are 50% DA Merger, Interim relief and raising retirement age to 62 . So far Central government is not telling anything against about this recently. The report published by news websites and TV Media have suggested that decision on this issue will be announced today positively.


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