DA will not be merged at any stage with Basic Pay-Govt.

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF     FINANCE

LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED     QUESTION NO    3632

ANSWERED ON      14.12.2012

MERGER OF DA IN BASIC PAY

3632 .    Shri SOMENDRA NATH MITRA
Will the Minister of    FINANCE     be pleased to state:-

(a)    whether various Associations/ Organisations of Central Government employees demanded merger of 50 per cent Dearness Allowance into the basic pay of Central Government employees and pensioners;

(b)    if so, the details thereof and reaction of the Government thereto; and

(c)    the recommendation of the Sixth Central Pay Commission in this regard and action taken by the Government thereto?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE (E&FS) (SHRI NAMO NARAIN MEENA)

(a): Yes Sir.

(b): A number of representations have been received from Associations/Organizations of Central Government Employees/Pensioners and individuals demanding merger of 50% of Dearness AHowance/ Dearness Relief with basic pay/pension respectively. The demand has been considered by the Government and not agreed to since the 6th Central Pay Commission has not recommended as such.

(c): The 6th Central Pay Commission did not recommend merger of dearness allowance with Basic Pay at any stage. Government accepted this recommendation vide Government of India Resolution dated 29.08.2008.

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