GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 3632
ANSWERED ON 14.12.2012
MERGER OF DA IN BASIC PAY
3632 . Shri SOMENDRA NATH MITRA
Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:-
(a) whether various Associations/ Organisations of Central Government employees demanded merger of 50 per cent Dearness Allowance into the basic pay of Central Government employees and pensioners;
(b) if so, the details thereof and reaction of the Government thereto; and
(c) the recommendation of the Sixth Central Pay Commission in this regard and action taken by the Government thereto?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE (E&FS) (SHRI NAMO NARAIN MEENA)
(a): Yes Sir.
(b): A number of representations have been received from Associations/Organizations of Central Government Employees/Pensioners and individuals demanding merger of 50% of Dearness AHowance/ Dearness Relief with basic pay/pension respectively. The demand has been considered by the Government and not agreed to since the 6th Central Pay Commission has not recommended as such.
(c): The 6th Central Pay Commission did not recommend merger of dearness allowance with Basic Pay at any stage. Government accepted this recommendation vide Government of India Resolution dated 29.08.2008.