Any possible to convert 50% of dearness allowance to dearness pay..!

Everyone’s pointing fingers at “Parliament Election”…!


In the year 2004, 50% of dearness allowance was merged with basic pay for Central Government Employees and Pensioners with effect from 1.4.2004. This was implemented as per the recommendation of 5th Central Pay Commission and the Union Government had decided to merge 50% of dearness allowance with baisc pay and issued orders on 1.3.2004. The DA was 61% at that time. (61% – 50% = 11%) 50% of dearness allowance was merged with basic pay and the remaining 11% was issued as normal dearness allowance with effect from 1.1.2004.

Example : An employee’s Basic Pay had revised as under on 1.1.2004 after 50 % DA merged with basic pay…

Basic Pay Dearness allowance 61% Total Basic Pay Dearness Pay Remaining percentage of Dearness allowance 11% Total Difference
4000 2440 6440 4000 2000 660 6660 220

[And the next instalment of additional dearness allowance from 1.7.2004 declared as 3%, then the total dearness allowance went up to 14%. When implementation of 6th CPC, the above employee's basic pay was 4200 as on 1.1.2006, it just multiply with 1.86 and add with corresponding grade pay.]

Everybody thinks that merger of 50% DA is more beneficial…. But it is not like that…….!

It is essential to CG Employees, of course for others also, a regular increase in the basic pay is needed………!

For Example, an employee’s basic pay Rs.10000 as on 1.1.2011, after merging of 50% dearness allowance the calculation is clearly shows the difference only 50 rupees per month…

Basic Pay Dearness allowance 51% Total Basic Pay Dearness Pay Remaining percentage of DA 1% Total Difference
10,000 5100 15100 10000 5000 150 15150 150

“Note that the 50% of Dearness allowance will not be merged with basic pay, instead, the amount will be shown as ‘Dearness Pay’. This amount will be payable only upto the date of implementation of 7th pay Commission.

This is only as a advance hike for all employees before the implementation of 7th CPC.

When fixation of pay on the recommendations of 7th CPC on 1.1.2016 according to the revised pay rules, the amount of ‘basic pay’ will be taken without dearness pay.

For example, approximately basic pay of the above employee will be 12,250 as on 1.1.2016 . This amount only will be taken as Basic Pay for the calculation of pay fixation against the amount of 18,375.

The enhanced amount will be given for us as ‘Interim Relief’ for the period between announcement and implementation…It is not at all merged with ‘Basic Pay’..!

We can hear, what about hike in HRA and other entitlements…

The rate of HRA is provided according to the cities, like 10, 20 and 30%. Not all the employees are getting 30%. And one more important points is the percentage hike in HRA will not applicable to those who are living in Government Quarters. In major metropolitan cities, thousands of employees are residing with Government Accommodation. They will pay more as HRA to Government and they don’t bother about increasing in HRA.

Transport Allowance is providing according to their GP and classified cites, the amount is vary from 400 to 3200 plus DA thereon. The DA amount may decrease when 50% of DA merged with basic pay.

So, ultimately hike in Basic pay only the factor is more beneficial in DA Merger.

But in 6th CPC there was no recommendation to convert dearness allowance as dearness pay each time the CPI increase by 50% over the base index recommended in pay commission report.

All Central Government employees federations are showing maximum effort to achieve the demand of “Merger of 50% Dearness Allowance with Basic Pay” at this time.

Federations sources said, there will be chance to announce before March…!

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