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Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Central government employees are likely to get a hike in their salary soon.

As per the recommendation of 7th Pay Commission, the government employees’ may soon get Dearness Allowance (DA) for the January-June 2020 period from July 2021 onwards.

The central government employees are presently getting 17 per cent DA and they have been waiting for the hike in the allowance for the last several months.

Meanwhile, it is believed that the government employees may get a 3 per cent hike in their DA due to the rise in inflation.

As per Labour Ministry’s AICPI (All India Consumer Price Index), a rise in the inflation in the inflation during the January-June 2020 period by 2 per cent may result a hike in DA for the central government employees, Zee Business had earlier reported.

However, the government is yet to make any such official confirmation related to the same.

“DA hike is announced on the basis of AICPI hike. Since the AICPI number rose from 330 to 332 during January 2020 to June 2020. We can expect the DA hike to the tune of 3 per cent,” Harishankar Tiwari, Former Chairman at Pragyagraj-based AG Office Brotherhood, had said.

With the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country, the Centre had to freeze the DA till June 2021.