New Delhi, Jun 29 (UNI): The central government’s employees’ union claimed on Tuesday that the government has agreed to pay the installment of the dearness allowance for January and July 2020 and January 2021, by adding it with the installment of July this year, by the month of September.
After talking to the representatives of the organization, the General Secretary of the organization Shiv Gopal Mishra said here that on June 26 and 27, a meeting of the National Council/JCM was held in the North Block, in which he himself as well as the Cabinet Secretary of the Central Government and other leaders participated. In the meeting they held discussion on as many as 28 important issues.
Mr Mishra said that in the meeting, among other issues, the issue of dearness allowance and dearness relief to pensioners, which had been frozen by the government due to the corona pandemic for the last one and a half years, was also taken up.
He said that the Cabinet Secretary agreed that the three installments of the dearness allowance/dearness relief i.e. January 2020, July 2020 and January 2021, which were frozen by the government for the last one and a half years, will be paid in September 2021, including the arrears of July and August 2021 by adding it with the installment due in July 2021.
Mr Mishra expressed the hope that the decision taken in this meeting has now raised hopes of bringing some relief to the central employees and their families.