MERGER OF DA IN BASIC PAY: Parliament Question

Following questions replied by MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE (E&FS) (SHRI NAMO NARAIN MEENA) in Lok Sabha regarding Merger of DA in Basic Pay
Q: (a) whether various Associations/ Organisations of Central Government employees demanded merger of 50 per cent Dearness Allowance into the basic pay of Central Government employees and pensioners;
Ans: Yes Sir
(b) if so, the details thereof and reaction of the Government thereto; and
Ans: A number of representations have been received from Associations/Organizations of Central Government Employees/Pensioners and individuals demanding merger of 50% of Dearness Allowance/ Dearness Relief with basic pay/pension respectively. The demand has been considered by the Government and not agreed to since the 6th Central Pay Commission has not recommended as such.
(c) the recommendation of the Sixth Central Pay Commission in this regard and action taken by the Government thereto?

Ans: The 6th Central Pay Commission did not recommend merger of dearness allowance with Basic Pay at any stage. Government accepted this recommendation vide Government of India Resolution dated 29.08.2008.


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