Latest News of DA 2021 – Rajya Sabha Q&A
Will the minister of Finance be pleased to state:
a) whether freezing Of Dearness Allowance (DA) to central government employees/pensioners till July 2021 has subjected them to undue hardship.
b) if so, the reasons for not restoring DA to central government Employees and pensioners before July 2021 and
C) whether central government employees and pensioners are not entitled to three instalments of DA and if so, whether government would also release three instalments and, if not reasons therefore.
Answer (a&b) in view of the crisis arising out of COVID19 pandemic , the government has decided to freeze three instalments of Dearness Allowance and Dearness relief to central government employees and pensioners due from 01.01.2020, 01.07.2020 and 01.01.2021. The amount of Rs. 37530.08 crores saved on this account will help to tide over the economic impact of COVID19 pandemic.
(c) as and when the decesion to release the future instalments of Dearness Allowance due from 01.07.2021 is taken , the rates of DA as effective from 01.01.2020, 01.07.2020 and 01.01.2021 will be restored prospectively and will be subsumed in the cumulative revised rates effective from 01.07.2021.