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Dearness allowance for central govt workers once more from July 1? Finance ministry tweets

The Union finance ministry has mentioned it has not issued any order concerning the fee of increments in dearness allowance for central authorities workers and dearness aid for its pensioners. The finance ministry mentioned a doc claiming the resumption of dearness allowance to central authorities workers and dearness aid to pensioners from July this 12 months is faux.

“A doc is doing rounds on social media claiming resumption of DA to Central Authorities workers & Dearness Aid to Central Authorities pensioners from July 2021. 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗢𝗠 𝗶𝘀 #𝗙𝗔𝗞𝗘. 𝗡𝗼 𝘀𝘂𝗰𝗵 𝗢𝗠 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗶𝘀𝘀𝘂𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝘆 𝐆𝐎𝐈,” the ministry tweeted late on Saturday.

The purported memorandum, which has gone viral on social media, is dated June 26 and says that the dearness allowance and dearness aid is frozen because of the coronavirus pandemic can be revived from July 1. It additionally states that the DA and DR pending between July 1, 2020, to January 1, 2021, can be given in three instalments. It has mentioned that this order can be relevant to all central workers and pensioners of the central authorities.

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The federal government mentioned in March that central authorities workers and pensioners will obtain full advantages of the allowance from July 1 and that each one three pending instalments can be restored. The three instalments had been due in January 2020, July 2020, and January 2021. In April final 12 months, the finance ministry placed on maintain the increment in dearness allowance for central authorities workers and pensioners until June 30, 2021, because of the pandemic.

“In view of the disaster arising out of COVID-19, it has been determined that extra instalment of dearness allowance payable to central authorities workers and dearness aid (DR) to central authorities pensioners due from January 1, 2020, shall not be paid,” the division of expenditure mentioned. The division additionally mentioned that the extra instalment of DA and DR due from July 1, 2020, and January 1, 2021, shall additionally not be paid however these at present charges will proceed to be paid.

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The Congress on Saturday hit out on the authorities for not releasing the dearness allowance suspended final 12 months and demanded its instant restoration. “As an alternative of encouraging the 113 lakh workers engaged within the service in the course of the coronavirus pandemic the central authorities is making an attempt to grab their hard-earned cash It’s a crime to loot 37,500 crore from troopers, authorities workers and pensioners” Rahul Gandhi tweeted.

Congress chief Abhishek Singhvi additionally mentioned the federal government ought to be certain that workers and pensioners obtain the “precise actual arrears”. Singhvi mentioned the choice to chop the allowance till June 2021 would give the federal government solely 38,00 crore at the price of its workers. He mentioned the delay within the launch of allowance is a mirrored image of the federal government’s “innate hypocrisy and double requirements”.

On its half, the Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP) mentioned the federal government’s first precedence is the welfare of the individuals. “The federal government will take an applicable resolution after contemplating all of the points,” BJP chief Gopal Agarwal mentioned.

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