While rejecting the merger of DA (beyond 50%) with Basic Pay, the 6CPC has recommended the increase in Allowances of up to 25%.
In all probability the DA payable will cross 50% mark in Jan 2011. The serving personnel will be benefited straight away by way of 25% increase in allowances payable to them . How will this benefit be extended to pensioners as they do not draw any allowances at all?
This can be done only by increasing the DR payable on pension by 25% of Basic Pension.
Who will bell the cat? We should start raising this issue right away in appropriate forums so that we will have clarity by January 2011, when the DA/DR payable is likely to cross 50% mark.