New Delhi, India This month, the National Council of JCM, led by Central Government Employees (CGS), will meet with central government officials from the Ministry of Finance and the Department of Personnel and Training. Central employees who have been waiting for months for talks to begin about their arrears of Dearness Allowance (DA) may hear something in the coming weeks.
Though the talks with central government officials were supposed to take place in May last month, they were postponed due to the second wave of the pandemic, which resulted in several restrictions being imposed. According to the National Council-JCM, this meeting is now expected to take place this month, in June, according to media reports.
The first meeting between representatives from the Central Government and the National Council-JCM was scheduled for 8 May 2021, but it was pushed back due to the second wave of COVID-19. The meeting was rescheduled for the last week of May 2021, but due to COVID restrictions, it was postponed once more. With the gradual lifting of restrictions in sight, the National Council-JCM anticipates holding this meeting in the second or third week of this month, according to reports.
Due to Corona, the government withheld dearness allowance (DA) and dearness relief (DR) from employees and pensioners last year.
From July 1, increased salaries will begin to arrive in the accounts of millions of central employees and pensioners. The government announced in Parliament that the government’s stalled dearness allowance (DA) and dearness relief (DR) will be reinstated on July 1, 2021.
The decision to reinstate DA beginning in July 2021 would benefit approximately 50 lakh central government employees and more than 65 lakh pensioners. However, any increase in DA after July 1 will only be effective from that date forward, which means that employees will not receive any arrears for non-revision of DA for the previous period.