7th Pay Commission Latest News: It is the season of salary hikes for government employees. The developments come in the wake of the Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) hike announced for the Central Government employees. Recently, the government’s of Jammu and Kashmir, Odisha and Rajasthan too have made similar announcements under 7th Pay Commission recommendations for their respective employees. And now, one more state has joined the league.

The DA and DR hike announcement has, this time, been made by the government of Uttarakhand. The Trivendra Singh Rawat-government in the Cabinet meeting on Sunday agreed to hike the dearness allowance and dearness relief of state employees and pensioners from 9 per cent to 12 per cent under 7th Pay Commission with retrospective effect from January 1, 2019. As per a report in The Times of India, the move will benefit around 2.5 lakh government employees and pensioners.

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A few days back, the salary hike with regard to a 3 per cent increase in DA and DR under 7th Pay Commission was announced for the employees and pensioners in Jammu and Kashmir. The decision was taken at the State Administrative Council (SAC) meeting in Jammu which was held under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik.

A similar decision was taken by Odisha and Rajasthan governments for its employees and pensioners, a few days back. With it their DA and DR has been hiked to 12 per cent from 9 per cent. (Full Story)

The Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief hike is being announced by the state governments for their employees in tune with the Union Cabinet’s announcement last week which hiked the DA and DR for the CG employees under 7th Pay Commission by 3 per cent. The move benefits 1.1 crore staff members and will come into effect from January 1, 2019.

It may be noted here that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Central government is leaving no stone unturned in keeping the staff happy, still it is receiving flak of over 50 lakh CG employees and an equivalent number of pensioners for not paying heed to their demand of a hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond 7th Pay Commission recommendations.