In the name of Covid situation, the central government has frozen the increased DA of CG employees and pensioners for the period from January 2020 to July 2021 for long 18 months. This will come to more than Rs. 40,000 crore .Now that the period is over, the Government should order for payment of increased DA along with the arrears due to them. The pensioners, especially, are in dire straits as their meagre allowances are cut. Government should act without further delay. While concessions are given to all sections, the DA of the CG employees and pensioners were frozen.