7th Pay Commission: Once again there is good news for central employees. After the four percent increase in DA in the month of September, the central government can give many big gifts to its employees in the new year. Let us know about it in detail.
The first one is the increase in Dearness Allowance again and the second one is the revision in the Fitment Factor. If this happens, then in the new year 2023, there will be a huge jump in the salary of central employees. According to an estimate, the salary of central employees will double.
Actually, the dearness allowance of central employees is reviewed every 6 months. Dearness allowance is hiked twice a year on the basis of AICPI figures. One hike takes place in January and the other in July. Like every year, in the year 2023 also there will be an increase in the dearness allowance of central employees.
Dearness Allowance (DA) for January 2023 is usually announced before Holi. Looking at the inflation figures so far, it seems that there may be an increase of 4 percent in the DA of central employees next year as well. If this happens, the cost of central employees will increase from the current 38 percent to 42 percent.
The Labor Ministry has released the figures of All India Consumer Price Index- Industrial workers (AICPI). In September this figure stood at 131.2. The overall AICPI index rose by 2.1 per cent till September 2022 as compared to June. Compared to August last month, there was a jump of 1.1 percent. However, the AICPI index numbers for October, November and December are yet to come.
How much will the salary increase , calculation on the minimum basic salary of Rs 18,000
- Employee’s basic salary Rs 18,000
- New Dearness Allowance (42%) Rs.7560/month
- Dearness Allowance till now (38%) Rs.6840/month
- How much dearness allowance increased 7560-6840 = Rs 720/month
- Increase in annual salary 720X12= Rs 8640
Calculation on maximum basic salary of Rs.56900
- Employee’s basic salary Rs 56900
- New Dearness Allowance (42%) Rs 23898/month
- Dearness Allowance till now (38%) Rs 21622/month
- How much dearness allowance increased 23898-21622 = Rs 2276/month
- Increase in annual salary 2276X12 = Rs 27312
More than one crore employees and pensioners will be benefited
Significantly, the increase in dearness allowance by the central government will benefit about 47 lakh employees and 68 lakh pensioners of the country. The government had increased DA by 3 per cent at the beginning of the year, after which the dearness allowance had gone up to 34 per cent. Now with the increase in DA by 4 per cent, the dearness allowance will increase to 38 per cent.
Dearness allowance is revised twice a year.
Actually the dearness allowance of central government employees is revised twice a year. The first is given from January to June, while the second comes from July to December. Let us tell you that the AICPI index plays an important role in deciding the dearness allowance of central employees.