7th Pay Commission Latest News Today: Here comes a piece of good news ahead of New Year for the Central government employees as their salary and dearness allowance is going to be hiked. The Central government employees who are going to get salary hike can start celebrating New Year from today itself. As per updates, they are going to get hike in salary and dearness allowance as per the recommendation of 7th Central Pay Commission. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest News: Centre Plans to Reward Honest Govt Employees With Promotion, Salary Hike | Check Details Here

The Central government was supposed to increase the Dearness Allowance (DA) earlier this year in April as per 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations. If reports are to be believed, then the Centre will hike their DA and salary from July 2021. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest News: Dearness Allowance, Salary Hiked For These State Govt Employees

However, it is to be noted that the Centre had granted a 4 per cent DA (dearness allowance) hike for its employees in March 2020. But due to coronavirus lockdown, it was put on hold till July 1, 2021. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest News: Hike in Dearness Allowance, Dearness Relief For 50 Lakh Central Govt Employees From This Month 

The Central government employees and pensioners, who were getting 21 per cent DA, are now getting a dearness allowance at the rate of 17 per cent because of this move from the government. And the same arrangement would continue till June 2021, reports suggest.

However, reports suggest that the Centre is planning to grant them 21 per cent DA hike as per the 7th Pay Commission recommendations from July 2021.

Though there is no official confirmation yet on whether the employees and pensioners would get a hiked DA from July 2021, reports indicate that they will probably get 21 per cent DA from next year.

This year, lakhs of employees received a Diwali bonus few months back. The central government employees were also given relief on LTC and LTA, following announcement on the LTC cash voucher scheme on October 12 by the Centre.

As per updates, the central government usually get hike in DA twice a year to compensate employees for price rise and inflation. The last proposal to hike the DA by four per cent was floated in January and it was later approved by the Union Cabinet in March.