50% DA merger issue question raised by Rajya Sabha
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-2062
Merging of DA with basic pay of Central Government employees
2062 . SHRI PRABHAT JHA
ARVIND KUMAR SINGH
Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:
(a) whether Government is actively considering to merge existing dearness allowance payable to Central Government Employees with basic pay;
(b) if so, the details thereof, and if not, the reasons therefor;
(c) whether Government has received any representation from employees associations in this regard;
(d) if so, the details thereof and the details of action taken thereon; and
(e) the reasons for delay in constitution of 7th Central Pay Commission?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE
( SHRI NAMO NARAIN MEENA)
(a) No Sir.
(b) The 6th Central Pay Commission did not recommend merger of Dearness Allowance with basic pay at any stage. This has been accepted by the Government vide Resolution dated 29th August, 2008.
(c)&(d) A number of representations have been received from Associations/Organizations of Central Government Employees demanding merger of 50% of Dearness Allowance with basic pay. However, in view of (b) above, the same has not been agreed to.
(e) The Government has already decided to constitute the 7th Central Pay Commission under the Chairmanship of Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur, Retired judge of the Hon’ble Supreme Court.