Shiva Gopal Mishra, Secretary, Staff Side at National Council of JCM have said that the Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) hike will be on the agenda of the Official meeting between the officials of the Department of Expenditure at the Ministry of Finance, Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) and the representatives of JCM. The meeting is scheduled for 26th June 2021 and will be chaired by the cabinet secretary of India.
Shiva Gopal Mishra said that the meeting will revolve around the 7th CPC DA and 7th CPC DR benefits of the central government employees and central government pensioners. In this meeting, we will discuss the DA arrears and DR arrears payment due for 1.1.2020, 1.7.2020 and 1.1.2021 to the central government servants and central government pensioners respectively. He said that the JCM has proposed to the cabinet secretary office, Department of Expenditure and DoPT office that if it is not possible for the central government to pay DA and DR arrears in one time, they can do it in instalments as well.
The central government has indicated to restore DA and DR benefit of central government employees and pensioners from 1st July 2021 but there is no official statement in regard to three instalments of DA and DR arrears payment