Merging DA with Basic Pay Suggested

  • Member of the Seventh Central Pay Commission Rathin Roy has suggested that to meet its fiscal deficit target the Government should merge the basic pay and dearness allowance (DA) of central government employees in the current year.
  • He also suggested deferring implementation of any real increases in pay and pensions.
  • The pay and pension revision recommendations of the Commission are expected to take effect from April 1st 2016.