7th Pay Commission: Will there be a DA hike in January
New Delhi, Dec 14: There is expected to be a major announcement relating to the 7th Pay Commission by January 2020.
The government is likely to announce a DA hike for Central Government employees.
The rise in the inflation from July 2019 to December 2019 is what has led to the reports of a hike in the Dearness Allowance. Reports suggest that the DA would be hiked by 4 per cent.
It may be recalled that the Government had announced the inflation data from July 2019 to October 2019. This is what has led to the speculation that the DA may be hiked by 4 per cent.
The next DA is due in January 2020. A DA hike is announced twice a year and it is done between January to June and July to December every year.
If the speculations are to believed that then the DA hike may come into force in January 2020. It was expected that the Cabinet would clear a proposal regarding a pay hike.
The 7th Pay Commission, had recommended a hike in the basic minimum pay of Rs 18,000. Several CG employees have expressed their unhappiness and have been demanding that the basic minimum pay be hiked to Rs 26,000.