At this moment Notification of Disparity Reduction Allowance @ 25% has not yet issued by the Federal. Punjab, KP, Sindh, and Balochistan Governments. However, there are many fake notifications some people have shared on social media. There is also a notification of DRA or Adhoc relief allowance that is on social media. This Notification is not verified from any sources. The contents and the style of this notification prove it to be fake/bogus.
When Notification of Disparity Reduction Allowance @ 25% will be issued?
As per the information, the Federal Cabinet will likely approve the Disparity Reduction Allowance for the Federal Government employees @ 25% on Tuesday 16th February 2021. After approval of the DRA 2021 for Federal employees, the Finance Division will issue the Notification for the same. I hope after the approval of the DRA-2021 Allowance by the Federal Cabinet and Notification by the Finance Division, the provincial Governments will issue the Notification. So the Notification of the Federal Government is expected on 16-02-2021 or the next or couple of days after this.
What about Sindh Government?
Federal, Punjab, Balochistan, and KPK Governments did not grant ARA-2020 to their employees. Only Sindh Government favored the Government employees and granted Adhoc Relief Allowance 2020 Sindh to its employees. The Sindh Government gave 5% to BPS-17 and above employees and 10% to BPS-01 to BPS-16 employees. What will happen now, will Sindh Government will grant 25% DRA allowance or 20% and 15%. For the clarification of the same, we have to wait.
Will the DRA @ 25% on Running Basic Pay or Initial Basic Pay?
This is the main question, the employees are asking. As per the previous routine, it should be on the running or current basic pay of the employees. There are many charts of increase in salary on social media but most of these are on the initial basic pay of the Revised Pay Scales 2017. The Government must increase the pay on the current running basic pay of the revised pay scales 2017. If the Government increases the same on the initial basic pay then it will be a meager amount that will actually from a 7% increase to 25%. The average increase for each employee will be 11%. So there will be an average increase of 11%, not 25%.