The Secretary, National Council (Staff Side), Joint consultative Machinery has issued a statement which says that the earlier statement on continuation of DA freezing beyond 30 June 2021 is incorrect. In an earlier letter, he had stated that the Cabinet Secretary (Government of India) indicated that the Government will continue the freezing of Dearness Allowance/Dearness Relief even after June 2021. (Read: Cabinet Secretary indicates DA freezing may continue even after June)
The secretary wrote that there was some confusion on the statement by the Cabinet Secretary at the meeting held on 18 January 2021. It is not clear why the statement was made earlier and later corrected. However, it now stated that there is no word of continuation of DA freezing beyond 30 June.
The copy of the letter is given below.
Shiva Gopal Mishra
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
Dated: January 21, 2021
All Members of the Staff Side,
Sub: Brief of the meeting held today with the Cabinet Secretary (Government of India) – Clarification – Reg.
Many of our Comrades have some confusion that, in the meeting held on 18th January 2021, the Cabinet Secretary(Government of India), had said that, freezing of DA/DR will be continued after 30th June 2021, that is not correct.
It is, therefore, clarified that, during the course of discussion, he never mentioned that, freezing of DA/DR will be continued after 30th June 2021. We, therefore, hope that DA/DR will be paid after 30th June 2021.
This above is for your information.
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)