DA from Jan 2013 : Two decades before, the trade unions are used to protest and demonstrate struggles to pressurize the government to declare the dearness allowance. Now we are back to the same old bad days. The same old days are coming back now. The trade union federations gave enough time to the government and waited patiently. Since the announcement for the payment of Dearness Allowance is being delayed ,the All India Railwaymen’s Federation writes to Finance Minister and demanded to declare it immediately. The copy of the letter is reproduced here..
All India Railwaymen’s Federation
Dated: April 9, 2013
Hon’ble Finance Minister,
Ministry of Finance.
(Government of India)
Sub: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government Employees and Pensioners
It is very unfortunate that the announcement for the payment of Dearness Allowance is being delayed badly and is creating lots of frustration among the Central Government Employees as well as Pensioners. Particularly Railway Employees, who are the prime mover of the wheel of the development and growth of the nation, they also feel frustrated because of inordinate delay in the announcement for the payment of Dearness by the Government of India (Ministry of Finance).
In this connection, it is worth-mentioning that, it has never happened ¡n the past so many years when payment of Dearness Allowance has not been announced before 31st March.
All India Railwaymen’s Federation, representing more than 13 lakh Railwaymen as well lakhs of Central Government Employees and Pensioners (through the NC/JCM), strongly protests against the delay in announcement of Dearness Allowance and demands that it should be announced immediately to avoid any confrontation.
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Member NC/JCM(Staff Side)
Source : AIRF