Dearness Allowance : How much Central Government Employees lost due to DA Freeze ?
The Centre approved an increase in Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) given to central government employees and pensioners from 17 per cent to 28 per cent.
In view of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Centre had frozen the three additional instalments of the DA and DR which were due from January 1, 2020, July 1, 2020 and January 1, 2021.
The Government has decided to increase the Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to pensioners with effect from 01.07.2021 to 28% representing an increase of 11% over the existing rate of 17% of the Basic Pay/Pension,” a release stated.
As we all know that under 7th CPC the minimum Grade Pay of a Level-1 employee is GP 1800 and his basic salary ranges from Rs 18,000 to Rs 56,900, the minimum loss for Level-1 employee is around Rs 11,880 since Jan 2020 to June 2021.
How much central government employees will lose if they don’t get arrears
Finance Ministry clearly stated in the office memorandum No. 1/1/2020-E- II(B) dated 23rd April, 2020 that No arrears for the period from 1st January 2020 till 30th June 2021 shall be paid
Employees lost a significant amount due to the DA Freeze. Instead of saying loss we can say this is for Covid Relief Contribution. To get an idea of how much an employee contributed for COVID-19, check the DA Loss Calculator