20 Feb, 2014 1:40p.m.
In order to benefit over 50 lakh employees and over 30 lakh pensioners, the Cabinet today approved terms of reference for seventh pay commission. This includes merging dearness allowance above 50 per cent with basic pay. Currently DA is around 90 per cent of basic pay and another hike of 10 per cent is expected soon. DA is calculated on the basis of change in retail inflation.
Source : The Hindu Business Line