Bank employees to get DA hike by 15.9% for May, June , July

Bank employees to get DA hike by 15.9% for May, June , July

 Bank employees' dearness allowance has been hiked and will be 15.97% for May, June and July 2024.

The Indian Bank's Association (IBA), in a notification issued on June 10, 2024, said: "In terms of clause 13 of the 12th Bipartite Settlement dated 08.03.2024 and clause 2 (i) of the Joint Note dated 08.03.2024, the rate of Dearness Allowance payable to Workmen and Officer employees for the months of May, June & July 2024 shall be 15.97% ‘of ‘pay’ (0.01 % change in DA on ‘pay’ for change in every second decimal place of CPI 2016 over 123.03 points)."

The average CPI of the three previous months is 139 and accordingly the number of points over 123.03 are 15.97 (139- 123.03) The last average quarterly CPI was 138.76. Hence, there is an increase of 0.24 points for May, June & July 2024.

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Recently, IBA and bank employee unions agreed on an annual wage hike of 17%, resulting in an additional yearly expenditure of around Rs 8,284 crore for public sector banks. As many as 8 lakh bank employees are set to benefit from the wage hike, which will be effective from November 2022.

As per the 9th Joint Note on Officers’ Wage Revision, "The total quantum of wage revision increase (pay slip component) is more than Rs 8,284 crores being the 17% of the cost of pay slip component of establishment expenses of public sector banks."

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The notification said: "Officers who have completed CAIIB (CAIIB Part-II) shall be eligible for two increments w.e.f 01.11.2022." It further said, "The new scales of pay ranges from Rs. 48480/- to Rs.173860/- covering all the scales from Scale I to VII, with effect from 01.11.2022."

The joint note also added that the index for DA is shifted from 1960 = 100 to 201+6 = 100 series resulting in shifting the conversion factor from 0.06 to 0.99 as per 2016 = 100 series benefitting the bank employees with enhanced dearness allowance.

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