Shiva Gopal Mishra, Secretary, Staff Side at National Council of JCM has issued the details of the Staff Side meeting of the National Council JCM held on 25/06/2021. In the briefing it was mentioned that dearness allowance and dearness relief were among the important issues were raised on behalf of the Staff Side by the Leader, Secretary, and other Staff side Members. The decision taken was that the Department of Expenditure would expedite the process of restoring the frozen DA / DR.
All Central Government employees and pensioners are anxiously waiting for the outcome of this meeting since the DA due to employees and DR due to the Pensioners are freezed from 1/1/2020 for 18 months. The Central Government employees and pensioners have contributed more than Rs. 40,000/ Crores by not receiving the DA/DR due for them. Now since the economy is getting revived according to the Government itself, Central Government employees and pensioners may be given DA and DR retrospectively with arrears. Hope Government will take a positive decision in this regard.
On the decision taken regarding the Withdrawal of orders of DA/ DR freeze, it has been briefed as
Cabinet Secretary stated that the Department of Expenditure would process the matter for getting the Cabinet Approval for restoring the frozen DA / DR from 1/7/2021. The Staff Side demanded that they are eligible for arrears from 1/1/2020 and the mode of payment can be discussed separately with the Staff Side. The Staff Side also demanded to extend the benefit to those employees who retired/expired between 1/1/2020 and 30/06/2021.