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There are indications that the Central Government may approve merger of 50% DA with pay for the Central government employees. The VII CPC may consider this issue urgently. The V CPC has granted 50% Merger of DA, while the VI CPC maintained silence.
The Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and Workers has gone on strike on 12-13 February with demands including merger of DA with pay.
At present the DA for CGE is 90%. It is expected that another 10% will become due w.e.f. January 2014. In that case, the DA will reach 100%.
The government should consider merger of 100% DA itself.