Central Govt. employees have to wait for a few more days for Dearness Allowance. The P.M is currently on a tour to Germany and cabinet meeting is most likely to be on the next week. The approval of D.A. from January 2013 is already delayed for some weeks for different reasons.
There is strong rumors that due to possible merger, the decision is being delayed but we could not ascertain the news from any reliable source so far. It is not expected that in the present financial situation, Govt. will not like to take additional burden of merging D.A., when there is specific negative recommendation of sixth CPC in this aspect.
The D.A. due from 1.1.2013 is 8% and it will take the total to 80%.
As the P.M. is on a three days visit to abroad and to be in home within this weekend, the cabinet meeting is likely to be in the next week. Till then, the employees have to wait, keeping their finger crossed.
Most of the state Govt. follow central D.A. pattern, so the state employees are also looking towards Delhi.