Drastic Reduction of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Govt Employees, Opted in 7th Pay Scale
As you are aware that 7th Pay Commission has computed 125% DA out of 125.75% due as on 1.1.2016 and 0.75% become due has been ignored. But according to earlier practice/agreement, this 0.75% has to be carry forwarded for calculating DA as on 1.7.2016. If the fraction carries forwarded the actual DA due as on 1.7.2016 shall work out to 3.28%. Thus 3% DA has to be announced in place of present 2% (Order placed in Annexure I). In this respect secretary staff has written a letter to the government on 06/09/2016. But the government ignored the staff side demand on this matter.
Now the Government of India has issued orders for 7% dearness allowance w.e.f. 1.7.2016 to the employees of Central Government who had exercised option to continue the 6th CPC Pay scale and also the employees of Central Autonomous body to whom 7th pay commission has not implemented as yet (copy of the order enclosed in Annexure II).
In this respect a chart comparing the amount of DA getting to the employees in new and old rates is given in annexure III.
From the above, the demand of the staff side for 3% DA w.e.f. 1.7.2016 is justified. Thus staff side should take up the matter for immediate rectification and also the entirety of central Government should join the 25th December parliament march to achieve the 20 point charter of demands which include grant of 3% DA, increase of minimum pay & fitment formula, immediate implementation of allowances etc.
Ex General Secretary