DA Freeze for Central Govt Employees Latest News

DA Freeze for Central Govt Employees Latest News

DA Freeze for Central Govt Employees Latest News

Due to the COVID-19, Central Government decided to freeze the Dearness Allowance to Central Government Employees and Dearness Relief to Central Government Pensioners. Subsequently Ministry of Finance released the office memorandum No. 1/1/2020-E- II(B) on 23rd April, 2020 for freezing of DA & DR till July 2021

In the office memorandum it has been stated that the additional installment of Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners, due from 1st January 2020 shall not be paid. The additional installments of Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief due from 1st July 2020 and 1st January 2021 shall also not be paid. However, Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief at current rates will continue to be paid.

Also FinMin clarified that no arrears for the period from 1st January 2020 till 30th June 2021 shall be paid.

DA Freeze for Central Government Employees Order

  • No. 1/1/2020-E- II(B) dated 23rd April, 2020 : Finmin released the Office memorandum for Freezing of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners at current rates till July 2021Click here to download the order
  • No. 1-1/2020/D (Pay/Services) dated 24th April 2020 : Ministry of Defence released the office memorandum Freezing of Dearness Allowance to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank including NCs (E) – Click here to download the order
  • NO. PC-VII/2016/I/7/2/3 dated 27th April 2020  : Railway Board released the order for Freezing of Dearness Allowance to Railway Employees and Dearness Relief to Railway Pensioners at current rates till July 2021  – Click here to download the Order
  • F. No. W-02/0038/2017-DPE (WC)-GL-IX/20 dated 28th April, 2020 : Department of Public Enterprises released the office memorandum for Freezing of Dearness Allowance to employees drawing CDA pay scales at current rates till July, 2021 – Click here to download the order
  • File No.8-1/2016-PAP dated 29th April 2020 – Department of Posts released order to freeze the Dearness allowance to Postal Employees – Click here to download the order 
  • No. W-02/0039/2017-DPE(WC)-GL-XVI/20 – Department of Public Enterprises released order for Freezing of Dearness Allowance to Employees of Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) drawing pay as per 2017, 2007, 1997, 1992 & 1987 IDA pay revision guidelines at current rates till 30 June, 2021 – Click here to download the order

Government Employees Union on DA Freeze

  • No.NC/JCM/2020 dated 26th May 2020 – NCJCM again writes to Cabinet Seecretary, Government of India and highlighted that Central Government employees and Central Government Pensioners in severe hardship. Cost escalation of Essential Commodities, in the wake of Coviod-19 crisis period, has further aggravated stressful situation. – Click here for NCJCM Letter
  • No. Confd./Protest-2020, dated 17th May 2020 – Confederation called for NATIONWIDE PROTEST DAY ON 22nd MAY 2020. the National Secretariat of Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and Workers calls upon all affiliated organisations and state/District level Coordinating Committees (COCs) to hold protest demonstrations in front of all Central Government office – Click here for Confederation statement
  • Ref. No. : 04/1004/ PM/AIDEF/20 dated 14th May 2020 : AIDEF writes to Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri.Narendra Modi, requested to  to reconsider the decision taken by the Government to freeze the 3 additional DA/DR due to the Central Government Employees and Pensioners w.e.f. 01/01/2020. – Click here for AIDEF Letter
  • No.AIRF/24(C) dated 13th May 2020 – AIRF writes to Minister of Finance Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman and requested to withdraw the orders of freezing Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief be withdrawn to boost the morale of the Railway Employees and other Central Government Employees – Click here for AIRF letter
  • No:IRTSA/CHQ/Memo. 2020-3 dated 30th April 2020 – IRTSA writes to Minister of Finance Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, requested to appeal for review of decision; And Grant of option to credit the Additional DA to Provident Fund – Click here for IRTSA Letter
  • No. Confd./DA-2020, dated 24th April 2020 – Confederation writes to Cabinet Secretary, and requested Cabinet Secretary to withdraw the DA Freeze Office Memorandum –  Click here for Confederation Letter
  • No. Confd./DA-Covid-19/2020, dated 24th April 2020 –  Confederation strongly opposes the DA & DR Freeze and immediately released the press statement on 24th April 2020,  that the Confederation strongly oppose and protest the unilateral decision of the Central Government. We demand the Government to review the decision immediately and withdraw the DA & DR freezing orders. – Click here for confederation oppose letter
    No.NC-JCM-2020/CS/PM, dated 23rd April 2020 – NCJCM writes letter to cabinet secretary with the subject Protest against freezing of Dearness Allowance to Central Government Employees and Dearness Relief to Central Government Pensioners and expressed concerns about DA Freeze and explained that the freezing of DA will have a serious impact of the HRA of the Central Govt. employees – Click here fo NCJCM Letter

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