7th Pay Commission Latest News Today: This is a season of multiple bonanza for the Central government employees. They are going to get 3% DA hike ahead of the festive season, various media reports claimed citing government sources. This additional DA hike will be given to them just months after their DA was restored from 17 per cent to 28 per cent with effect from July 1, 2021.Also Read - 7th Pay Commission: Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation Hikes DA of 95,000 Employees to 17% Ahead of Diwali

In July, Union Minister Anurag Thakur had said that the Central government has decided to increase the dearness allowance for central government employees and pensioners by 11% to 28%. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission: Good News For Central Govt Employees, Salary to Increase Up to THIS Amount | Details Here

This festive season, again, the Central government employees are going to get DA hike and the rate of DA and DR could be increased by 3 per cent, as a result of which, the central government employees and pensioners could receive DA and DR up to 31 per cent of their basic pay. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission: After Centre, These States Have Also Increased Dearness Allowance of Their Employees | Full List Here

In addition to the increase in the DA and DR, the Central government employees will also get some other benefits which were announced recently.

  1. Apart from DA and DR, the Central government employees will also get increased House Rent Allowance (HRA). It must be noted that the HRA automatically gets increased once DA increases to more than 25 per cent. The Central employees have already started getting the benefit of increased HRA.
  2. Another big development happened for the Central government employees. Their family pension limit has also been increased from Rs 45000 to Rs 1.25 lakh. The move from the Centre was taken to support the family members of deceased employees and to provide enough financial assistance to them.
  3. The Central government had in June 2020 introduced the House Building Advance (HBA) to provide loans at cheaper interest rates to the government employees intending to construct their houses.
  4. Moreover, the retired Central government started receiving the pension slips via SMS, email, and WhatsApp directly on pensioners’ registered details.