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Delay in DA announcement hike : Confederation protest on April 23


17 Apr, 2013 5:09p.m.

The Confederation Of Central Government Employees & Workers has issued letter asking the members to participate in the protest on April 23 against the inordinate delay in granting the dearness allowance hike to the employees. It says that it is the first time since 1986, the payment of DA hike once in half year is violated. The confederation had written to the PM and it have asked the affiliates as well as the state committees to send the telegram to the Prime Minister of India. 
The contents of the letter is given below 

DA hike protest
Since the implementation of the recommendations of the 4th central pay commission in 1986, the Dearness Allowance (DA) is paid in two six-monthly installments – in March and September of every year. The practice followed since then is that the order granting DA to government employees is issued in March and September itself.

This time the practice in force since 1986 is violated. Our enquiries with concerned Ministries informed us that the file is already moved for Cabinet approval. But it is nearly a month now. The cabinet has found no time to take a decision on this.

This naturally is quiet disturbing, especially in the time of galloping price line. The employees have, in the past, fought bitterly for grant of DA and the 3rd CPC gave a definite formula for DA in the aftermath of the one day strike on 19th September 1968. We cannot allow the hard won DA to be tampered with.

Confederation has written to Prime Minister conveying the disquiet amongst the amongst the employees over the inordinate delay in the grant of additional installment of DA due from 1st January 2013 and urging the Prime Minister to take immediate steps to assuage the feelings of the employees. Copy of the letter is given along with this Circular.

The Secretariat of Confederation therefore calls upon every affiliate as well as State Committee of Confederation to organise lunch hour demonstration in the work place on 23rd April 2013, Tuesday and send the following telegram to the Prime Minister of India.


Each affiliate and State Committee of Confederation may send a detailed report on implementation of the programme in their organisation/state to the Confederation CHQ.
DA hike approved by the government - 18 April, 13]

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