Seventh Salary Commission latest news: Ahead of Diwali, the Admiration Allowance (DA) rate has been adjusted again for central government employees. This would put more cash in the hands of central government employees and other beneficiaries of the revised APR.
The government raised the rate of allowances payable to central government employees from 28% to 31%. The new rate will be effective from July 1, 2021.
The Department of Expenditures of the Ministry of Finance said in a desk memo dated October 25, 2021: “The President is pleased to have decided to increase the admiration allowance payable to central government employees from the current rate of 28% to 31%. The percentage of base salary as of July 1, 2021.”
The base salary for DA calculation at the new rate will include the wage withdrawn as per the recommendation of the Seventh Wage Commission. It will not include any other type of wages.
“Basic salary in the revised wage structure means the wage drawn at the level specified in the wage matrix in accordance with the recommendations of the Seventh Payment Committee that is accepted by the government, but does not include any other type of wage such as private pay, etc.,” says the Department of Energy.
The Department of Education further said that the like bonus will remain a distinct element of the bonus and will not be treated as remuneration within FR 9 (21).
According to the memo of the office, the amount paid on account of the subsidy allowance which includes fractions of 50 baisas and above may be rounded up to the next higher rupee and fractions less than 50 baisas may be disregarded.
Apart from central government employees, the revised DA rate will also apply to civilian employees paid from Defense Services Estimates and the expenditures will be charged to the relevant Defense Services Estimates Head.
The Energy Department said separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Railways to members of the armed forces and railway employees, respectively.