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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Finance
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE 

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION No. 3614
ANSWERED ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2014 / SRAVANA 21, 1936 (SAKA) 

QUESTION
Proposal to Revise Dearness Allowance (DA) Structure 

3614. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state;

(a)   whether Government is aware that under the Sixth Pay Commission, the variable Dearness Allowance (DA) was replaced with a fixed DA that has caused huge disparities in income;

(b)   if so, whether Government is considering revising the DA and salary structure of Class C and D employees to reduce the income disparity; and

(c)    if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE OF FINANCE
(SMT. NIRMALA SITHARAMAN)

(a): No Sir. The Sixth Central Pay Commission (CPC) did not make such a recommendation regarding Dearness Allowance (DA).

(b) & (c): In view of (a) above, the Questions do not arise.