Railway, Defence and Postal federations are demanding the government to merge the 50% DA with basic pay
Somehow, the most eagerly awaited dearness allowance has been announced on Thursday, last week. The Finance Ministry’s order for granting dearness allowance has to be issued soon. Generally the announcement of dearness allowance has been made in the month of March every year. But this year this has been declared in the month of April. Though it was announced after some delay, it won’t cause any loss, as the dearness allowance hike has to be paid with effect from 01-01-2013. Before this announcement, there was a rumor that 50% dearness allowance will be merged with basic pay or otherwise dearness allowance will not be hiked, but the cabinet committee decision cleared these doubts.
Even the National anomaly committee, after six years it was formed, has not solved all the problems raised due to the implementation of 6 CPC.
So, to find the solution to all these financial problems of govt servants, the trade unions and associations affiliated to the Railway, Defence and Postal federations are demanding the government to merge the 50% DA with basic pay and to constitute the 7th pay commission at the earliest. Through this, the problems which are arising out of implementation pay commission can be solved without any delay. After the implementation of 6CPC in 2008 with effect from 01.01.2006 , arrears had to be paid to govt servants. To avoid the additional financial burden , the govt decided to pay the arrears’ in two instalments in 2008 and 2009. For this, government had to allocate more fund from budget. It can be avoided by constituting 7th pay commission at the earliest and implementing it in time.