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After the 2007 wage settlement in BSNL and other PSUs which continues with 10 year wage revision (BSNLEU had demanded 5 year wage revision), the IDA has gone up to 112.4% w.e.f. 01-01-2016. Wage revision is due from 01-01-2017, but the DPE has not issued any guidelines in the matter, either in the case of executives or non-executives. Employees are put to much hardship due to the high cost of living and due to the non-merger of IDA. At least, half of the DA should be merged immediately, with out waiting for the wage revision.

Though the VII CPC has submitted its report to the Government on the pay scales of the central government employees w.e.f. 01-01-2016, the latter has neither implemented it nor given any merger of the DA as used to be given.

The delay is unwarranted and unjustified. We demand the government to take necessary decision in the matter and order merger of at least 50% DA to the PSU employees, including BSNL.