The 6th Pay Commission had recommended not to merge 50% of Dearness Allowance (DA) for government employees with their basic pay, Parliament was informed today.
'The 6th Central Pay Commission had recommended not to merge Dearness Allowance with basic pay at any stage,' Minister of State Finance Minister Namo Narain Meena said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.
Government accepted this recommendation, he said, adding that the recommendations of the 6th Pay Commission were given effect from January 1, 2006.
Some Central Government Employees Associations have been demanding for the merger of 50% DA with Basic Pay and the constitution of 7th Pay Commission.
Meena said the setting up of the next Pay Commission is considered normally after a gap of 10 years between two successive Pay Commission.
DA to central government employees is revised twice a year, with effect from January 1 and July 1, calculated on the basis of percentage increase in all India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers.