7th Pay Commission Latest News: The Ministry of Finance has issued a clarification after a circular regarding the resumption of Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief for central government employees and pensioners was doing rounds on social media platforms. Various media portals carried the news that the DA and DR of the Central government employees will be hiked from July 1 as has been announced in the Parliament. Debunking the false claims, the Press Information Bureau (PIB) in a tweet called out the fake circular, asserting that the Ministry of Finance has said that it did not pass any such order.Also Read - 100 Per Cent Privatisation Of Public Sector Banks Soon? Know Here

CLAIM: A viral post carried by several news portals claimed that the DA and DR of central government employees and pensioners will be hiked from July 1, as announced in the Parliament. The circular, which claimed to be from the office of Union Ministry of Finance also claimed that the Central government in the Parliament had said that the pending DA and DR revisions will resume from July 1, 2021. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission: From DA Hike to PF Interest Rate, Govt Employees Likely to Get 3 Big Gifts in July

Here’s a copy of the fake memorandum:

PIB Fact Check: DA DR Fake memorandum

Copy of the FAKE memorandum on DA and DR revisions.

FACT: The Ministry of Finance said that the Office Memorandum (OM) is fake and no such OM has been issued by the Central government. “A document is doing rounds on social media claiming that Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief for Central government employees and pensioners will be resumed from July 2021. This claim is Fake. No such announcement has been made by the Government of India,” tweeted the official PIB Fact Check handle, as well as the Ministry of Finance. Also Read - FACT CHECK: Can A Device As Shown In The Viral Video Take Money From Your FASTag?

The government’s Fact Check came on a day when it had scheduled a meeting to take a call on the pending DA arrears of 52 lakh central government employees and 60 lakh central government pensioners. The Centre had scheduled a meeting on Saturday to take a call on the pending Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) of central government employees. The arrears of central government employees have been pending since January 1, 2020, are due to be paid to millions of public sector workers and pensioners.