7th Pay Commission: Central government employees may get a salary hike soon!

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If you are a Central Government employee, then there is ample chance that you will get a salary increase in the recent future. The Dearness Allowance or DA of Central Government employees is expected to increase in July 2022 under the Seventh Pay Commission. However, the central government has not yet released an update about the salary hike for its employees.

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According to various media reports, the central government is likely to announce an increase in Dearness Allowance (DA) under the 7th Pay Commission by May 31, 2022. For those who are unknown, dearness allowance is the amount that is added to a person's basic salary or pension to manage rising prices and other costs.

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Several reports suggest that the DA of central government employees has increased by 4 percent. At present, the DA of the employees is 34 percent. However, after the hike, the DA will increase to 38 percent. This means that the increment will be between Rs 8,000 to Rs 27,000 (depending on the basic pay).

The DA is revised on the basis of the All India Consumer Price Index (AICPI). For your reference, the AICPI score in December 2021 was 125.4. However, it fell 0.3 points to 125.1 in January (2022) this year. The AICPI score was 126 as of March 2022.