7th Pay Commission Latest Dearness Allowance Hike: Diwali 2019 Bonus Details For Tier 1 And 2 Cities
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New Delhi, October 17: Central government employees and pensioners receiving salaries and pensions as per the 7th Pay Commission (7th CPC) recommendations will be paid 17 percent of their basic salary as the dearness allowance (DA) following a five percent hike announced by the Centre. With the fresh hike in DA, the salary of central government employees has increased from anything between Rs 540 to Rs 4320 annually under the 7th Pay Commission ahead of the Diwali festivities.

Central government employees will get 5 percent DA on the fixed travel allowance (TA) according to their salary and the city they are posted with, Zee Biz reported. When the 7th Pay Commission recommendations were implemented, the government had fixed different TA for different cities. In Tier 1 cities, it was fixed from Rs 1350 to Rs 7200 per month, while in smaller cities, the allowance stands between Rs 900 and Rs 3600 per month. 7th Pay Commission Diwali 2019 Bonanza: Dearness Allowance (DA) Hiked by 8% for Himachal Pradesh Roadways Employees, Arrears to Be Cleared Before Festive Season.

If you are an employee of Level 9 or above and working in Tier 1 city, your fixed TA is Rs 7200 per month. Therefore, you will get 5 percent of your monthly TA as DA which is Rs 360 monthly. Annually, you will get Rs 4320 as DA. Below are details about the city-wise hike in DA.

For Employees in Tier 1 Cities:

1 - TA = Rs 3600 per month (maximum) for employees of level 3 to 8

5% DA = Rs 180 x12 months on it

Benefit = Rs 2160 annually

Total TA = Rs 4212 per month

2 - TA = Rs 1350 per month (maximum) for Level 1 and 2 employees

5% DA = Rs 67.50 x12 months on it

Benefit = Rs 810 annually

Total TA = Rs 1580 month

For Employees in Tier 2 Cities:

1 - TA = Rs 3600 per month (maximum) for employees of Level 9 and above

5% DA = Rs 180 x12 months on it

Benefit= Rs 2160 annually

Total TA = Rs 4212 per month

2 - TA = Rs 1800 a month for employees of level 3 to 8

5% DA = Rs 90 x 12 months

Annual benefit = Rs 1080

Total TA = Rs 2106 per month

3 - TA = Rs 900 month

5% DA = Rs 45 x12 months

Annual benefit = Rs 540

Total TA = Rs 1053 per month

The Tier 1 cities include mostly state capitals and metros such as Hyderabad, Mumbai, Patna, Delhi, Indore, Ahmedabad, Surat, Bengaluru, Kochi, Kozhikode, Nagpur, Pune, Jaipur, Chennai, Coimbatore, Ghaziabad, Lucknow and Kanpur and Kolkata.