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7th Pay Commission Updates: Central employees will start getting their increased DA in the salary of September, the benefit of HRA will also be visible in this salary. Let us know how much will the salary increase?
- DA 28% will be applicable from July 1 for central employees
- Employees will also get HRA at the rate of 27%
- The amount will come in the September salary of the employees
New Delhi: 7th Pay Commission Latest Updates: After a long wait, the central employees are now getting 28% Dearness Allowance (DA Hike) of the basic salary. Along with this, the HRA of the employees has also increased. After this, this month i.e. September salary of the employees will now come with double bonanza.
- HRA also increased along with DA
Along with increasing dearness allowance, the government has also ordered to increase the House Rent Allowance (HRA) of central employees. Let us tell you that according to the rules, HRA has been increased because, dearness allowance has exceeded 25%. Therefore, the central government has also increased the house rent allowance to 27%.
In fact, the Department of Expenditure had issued an order on 7 July 2017 in which it was said that when dearness allowance will exceed 25%. So the house HRA will be revised. Since July 1, the Dearness Allowance has increased to 28%, so it is necessary to revise the HRA as well.
- HRA will increase according to cities
According to the order of the government, HRA is divided into three categories according to the cities – X, Y and Z. After revision, HRA for X category cities will be 27% of basic pay, similarly HRA for Y category cities will be 18% of basic pay while for Z category cities it will be 9% of basic pay.
- Know how much HRA will be now
Understand from the example that if the population of a city crosses 5 lakhs then it gets upgraded from Z category to Y category. That is, instead of 9%, 18% HRA will be available there. The cities whose population is more than 50 lakhs, they fall in the X category. The minimum house rent allowance for all the three categories will be Rs 5400, 3600 and Rs 1800. According to the Department of Expenditure, when the dearness allowance reaches 50%, then HRA will be reduced to 30 percent, 20 percent and 10 percent for X, Y and Z cities.
- How much will the salary increase overall
According to the 7th Pay Commission Pay Matrix, the minimum basic salary of central government employees is Rs 18,000. On this basic salary of 18,000, central employees were getting DA of Rs 3060 till June 2021 at the rate of 17%. Since July 2021, now he has started getting Rs 5040 every month according to 28% dearness allowance. That is, Rs 1980 (5040-3060=1980) is getting more amount by adding to the monthly salary. Accordingly, the pension of the pensioners will also be decided. Employees can calculate according to their basic pension, how much salary will increase after increasing DA.
- salary will increase so much
Overall, let us tell you that the minimum DA increase will be Rs 5040 and the minimum HRA increase will be Rs 1800 every month. That is, the salary coming in September will increase by Rs 6840 (5040 + 1800).