No Such Proposal to Setting Up of 8th Central Pay Commission – Minister Replied in Parliament on 25.7.2023
In response to a question in Parliament on July 25, 2023, the honorable minister made it unequivocally clear that there is absolutely no contemplation to setting up an eighth Central Pay Commission for Central Government Employees. Also he added, Central Government employees and pensioners receive Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) as a means of offsetting the impact of inflation on their pay and pension. The rates of these allowances were raised to 42% of their respective amounts in January 2023. The revision of DA/DR rates occurs every six months, taking into account the All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (AICPI-IW).
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
UNSTARRED QUESTION No. 550
TO BE ANSWERED ON TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2023/ SRAVANA 3, 1945 (SAKA)
SETTING UP OF EIGHTH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION
550: SHRI RAM NATH THAKUR ;
Will the Minister of Finance be pleased to state:
(a) whether between January 2016 and January 2023, the pay and pension of Central employees increased by just 42 per cent, whereas, over this same period, the per capita income of country had climbed by 111 per cent:
(b) if so, the details thereof,
(c) whether as recommended by last three Central Pay Commissions, future pay revision should be done when DA/DR reaches 50 per cent or more than basic pay to neutralize the impact of inflation; and
(d) as the rate of DA/DR is projected to cross 50 per cent or even more from January 2024, whether the Central Government proposed to set up Eighth Central Pay Commission, if so, details thereof?
MINISTER OF STATE FOR FINANCE
(SHRI PANKAJ CHAUDHARY)
(a) & (b): Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) is paid to Central Government employees and pensioners to compensate them for erosion in the real value of their pay and pension on account of inflation. These rates were increased to 42% of the pay and pension in January, 2023. The rates of DA/DR are revised periodically at every six months on the basis of All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (AICPI-IW).
(c) & (d): No such proposal is under consideration of the Government.
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