More than 65 lakh central government employees are waiting for the Dearness Allowance hike since July. According to media reports, on September 28 i.e. on the third Navratri, the government can announce an increase of 4 percent in it. But before this, government employees have got a setback. According to the 7th Pay Commission (7th Pay Commission update), the government has decided to make changes in the minimum service conditions for promotion.
This will change
In the office memorandum issued by the Department of Personal and Training on September 20, it was said that it has been decided to change the minimum service conditions for promotion. This change will be done on the basis of the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission. It was hoped by DOPT that the changes required for promotion may be incorporated in the Recruitment Rules / Service Rules by making suitable amendments.
Changes in the rules of promotion of employees
For these changes, all the Ministries / Departments have also been requested to make necessary changes in the recruitment rules by following the due process. Under the amended rules, it is necessary to have 3 years service for Level 1 and Level 2.
At the same time, 12 years of service is necessary for level 6 to level 11. But for Level 7 and Level 8, only two years of service is required.
There will be such an increase in the dearness allowance of the employees
It is noteworthy that under the 7th pay commission, the DA (dearness allowance) of central employees was increased in March 2022. At that time the government had increased it by 3 percent. Which increased from 31 percent to 34 percent. At that time, the employees of the Center were given three months arrears by the government. Now the dearness allowance of the employees has not increased since July. On this, an increase of 4 percent is expected to be announced on September 28. At the same time, no official announcement has been made by the government yet.