Shiv Gopal Mishra of the National Council of JCM was mentioned in an earlier report by Zee Business as saying that the DA arrears of Level-1 employees varied from Rs 11,880 to Rs 37,554. Employees at Level-13 (7th CPC basic pay scale Rs 1,23,100 to Rs 2,15,900) or Level-14 (pay scale) will owe Rs 1,44,200 and Rs 2,18,200 in DA arrears, respectively. If the Union Cabinet approves it, the linked benefits will be extended to central staff as well as nearly 65 lakh retirees.
The overall Dearness Allowance (DA) is currently 31 percent, however it may climb to 34 percent in the future. The DA will rise to 34% as a result of the government's increase of 3%. It will be introduced on January 1, 2022, and employees will be able to receive the allowance for the months of January and February, as well as wage arrears for the month of March.
Employees in the federal government currently receive a Dearness Allowance of 31%. After a months-long halt in the allowance owing to the Covid-19 epidemic, the most recent increases were issued in July and October 2021. In October, the Union Cabinet raised the dearness allowance and dearness relief by 3% to 31%, benefiting 47.14 lakh Central Government employees and 68.62 lakh retirees.
Dearness Allowance is a component of government employees' and retirees' salaries. The central government adjusts DA and DR benefits twice a year, in January and July, to account for growing inflation. Employees' DA is different depending on whether they work in the urban, semi-urban, or rural sectors. When the government raised DA in October, it benefited 48 lakh central government employees and 65 lakh retirees across India.
Dearness Allowance percentage = ((Average of AICPI (Base Year 2001=100) for the past 12 months -115.76)/115.76) x 100. Here, AICPI stands for All-India Consumer Price Index.