Meanwhile, the government has declared a five-fold increase in the incentives for CG employees who have got higher education degree during their service in any department.

  • The CG employees who have a PhD degree or equivalent certificate will be given Rs 30,000 under the government’s 7th Pay Commission latest recommendations.
  • Employees who have cleared the PG Degree or Diploma course of duration one year above or equivalent will get Rs 25,000.
  • Those employees who pursued a PG Degree or Diploma of duration one year or less or equivalent will get Rs 20,000 as incentives.
  • There are also incentives of Rs 15000 for employees who have a Degree or diploma of more than three years in any subject.
  • For those who acquired a Degree or diploma of a duration of three years or less or equivalent will get an incentive of Rs 10000.

Just before the announcement of Lok Sabha polls, the Central Government had announced a 3 per cent hike in the Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) for employees and pensioners. The move was followed by the governments in at least five states.

Uttar Pradesh is the latest state to join the list and the state government has ordered to pay the second instalment of DA to its employees by June 30.