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AIRF demands Dearness Allowance


10 Apr, 2013 8:45p.m.

The All India Railwaymen's Federation has written to the Finance minister demanding the approval of the Dearness Allowance.  The DA hike for the central government employees is due from January 2013. Usually the DA hike appicable for the month of January, that is arrived based on the previous 12 months  is announced by mid March and this was true for all years since sixth pay commission implementation. However this year this didn't happen. There were rumors that the DA was to be announced on April 2, which the government informed the decision was deferred as the finance minister was out of the country. However the minister is back, but still the decision is pending.

The letter to Finance Minister written by the AIRF General Secretary Shri. Shiva Gopal Sharma asking to declare the additional DA from Jan 2013 immediately is reproduced and given below for your information.


Dated: April 9, 2013

Shri P.Chidambaram, 
Hon’ble Finance Minister, 
Ministry of Finance. 
(Government of India) 
North Block, 
New Delhi.

Dear Sir,

Sub: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government Employees and Pensioners

It is very unfortunate that the announcement for the payment of Dearness Allowance is being delayed badly and is creating lots of frustration among the Central Government Employees as well as Pensioners. Particularly Railway Employees, who are the prime mover of the wheel of the development and growth of the nation, they also feel frustrated because of inordinate delay in the announcement for the payment of Dearness by the Government of India (Ministry of Finance).

In this connection, it is worth-mentioning that, it has never happened ¡n the past so many years when payment of Dearness Allowance has not been announced before 31st March.

All India Railwaymen’s Federation, representing more than 13 lakh Railwaymen as well lakhs of Central Government Employees and Pensioners (through the NC/JCM), strongly protests against the delay in announcement of Dearness Allowance and demands that it should be announced immediately to avoid any confrontation.

(Shiva Gopal Mishra) 
General Secretary 
Member NC/JCM(Staff Side)

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