Monday, July 30, 2012


Expected DA from July 2012
Perhaps it is very early to calculate the status of  additional Dearness allowance from July, 2012 for Central Government employees and Pensioners, before releasing the AICPIN for the balance of two months i.e.May and June. Enquiries are being poured as comments and received emails to our inbox about the expected DA from July, 2012. We can assume that the AICPIN will certainly go up, because of the essential commodities prices are going high with non stop. Anyway we can assume the additional Dearness allowance from July 2012 will be minimum 7%. The existing Dearness allowance is 65%, it will become as 65% + 7% = 72%.


30 JUL, 2012, 11.13PM IST, PTI 
Antony writes to PM over wages, pension of services men
NEW DELHI: Observing there was "growing discontent" among armed forces personnel over anomalies in pay-related matters, Defence Minister A K Antony has written a letter to the Prime Minister saying if "corrective action" is not taken, the issue might take a "bad turn". 

After the letter was sent, Prime Minister 
Manmohan Singh constituted a high level-committee under theCabinet Secretary to address issues such as One Rank One Pension (OROP) and elevation of all Lt Gen-rank officers into a higher pay scale. 

In the letter written on June 25, sources said the Defence Minister has written that "there is growing discontentment among the services personnel due to the anomalies in fixation of payment and salaries." 

Pushing the case for accepting the demands of serving and retired soldiers, Antony pointed out that the service personnel, exservicemen and family pensioners are "equally agitated" over the anomalies in their salaries. He told the Prime Minister that "unless we take corrective action, things may take a bad turn." 

On July 13, the Prime Minister formed a six-member committee under Cabinet Secretary 
Ajit Seth, which has been asked by the government to finalise its recommendations and submit its report to Manmohan Singh by August 8. 

For serving defence personnel, the committee will look into the issues of having a common pay scale for serving Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs), placing all Lt Gen-rank officers under the higher pay scale grade of Higher Administrative Group Plus (HAG+). 

For the large community of exservicemen, the government has tasked the committee to consider the issue of One-Rank-One-Pension which has been the main demand of the services personnel and has seen a lot of them returning their service and gallantry medals to the President in the last few years as a mark of protest.