EXPECTED DA FOR JULY 2015
Next to 7th Pay Commission, the words that circulates more among the central government employees is “DA expected for July 2015”. To that extent, Dearness Allowance sways the minds of the central government employees.
The AICPIN needed for the calculation of DA for the month of July 2015 has been released. As already said, an increase of 6% is confirmed. The hiked DA for July 2015 will be 113% + 6% = 119%.
When compared to the other DA announcements made at different times, this announcement holds importance. The reason for this is: Central Government employees think that the next DA announcement (DA January 2016) may be released when the 7th Pay Commission is in force.
The DA calculation method that is presently followed has to be definitely changed. It does not reflect the true inflation levels. When 10% increase is got through DA, there is a 15% increase in reality. Federations and Labour Unions have requested the government to address this issue several times.
The DA which is calculated and given once in 6 months has to be calculated and given once in three months. Changes have to be made to ensure that the increased DA is given to the employees in the months of January, April, July and October.
In today’s situation, technology has grown tremendously, so a gap of six months appears too long. A change can be easily carried out if the Government and the 7th Pay Commission have a good mind to do this. The employees will receive the increased DA in time without delay.