7th Pay Commission latest news: After getting the increase in dearness allowance, now the central government employees are waiting to get their dues which are pending for the last 18 months. In July last, the central government employees got 28 percent of their allowance. However, when the Center announced his dearness allowance, it was said that he would only get the enhanced dearness allowance, but the dues were denied. Also read- PM-CARES For Kids: Government Declared Eligibility Criteria, Eligibility | see details here
According to a report by Zee News, the news of 18 months dues has reached Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will now take a decision on the matter. If PM Modi approves the arrears of 18 months, then a huge amount will be deposited in the accounts of about 1 crore central employees and pensioners. Also Read – 7th Pay Commission: New Payment Rules for Central Government Employees; details here
In this case, the Indian Pensioners Forum (BMS) has written a letter to PM Modi demanding payment of DA and DR arrears. Further, BMS has also urged him to intervene in the matter and requested him to direct the Ministry of Finance to pay the DA/DR dues withheld between January 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. Also read- Punjab CM Channi orders withdrawal of cases against farmers protesting by Railway Protection Force
BMS’s move comes after pensioners and government employees complained that ever since DA/DR has been suspended, retail inflation has gone up, with the prices of gasoline, diesel, edible oil and pulses hitting new highs.
It is to be noted that employees and retirees receive DA/DR dues as compensation for rising living costs. During the last 18 months, prices have increased at an alarming pace, but they have not received any dues.
According to BMS, the country is undoubtedly facing a financial crisis and most retirees have contributed a day to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Emergency Relief Fund (PM CARES). “If they want assistance, the government should pay DA/DR,” the BMS said.