Expected DA for Gramin Dak Sevak is 5% from January 2018
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to release an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. 01.01.2018 representing an increase of 2% over the existing rate of 5% of the Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise.
This will benefit about 48.41 lakh Central Government employees and 61.17 lakh pensioners.
The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief would be Rs.6077.72 crore per annum and Rs.7090.68 crore in the financial year 2018-19 (for a period of 14 months from January, 2018 to February, 2019).
The Gramin Dak Sevak in India Post has still is in 6th Pay Commission (One Man Committee) pay scale and they got 139% DA with their corresponding TRCA from 01.07.2017. as in the previous installment of DA GDS got additional DA then CG employee as per 7th CPC.
So, if the Kamalesh Chandra Committee has not been effected during the period then GDS will get 5% DA with their corresponding TRCA