8th Pay Commission Central Government Latest Updates

The increase in pay structure and other pay components of Central Government Employees is revised every 10 years on the recommendations of the Pay Commission set up by the Government of India. The pay commission gives its recommendations on all aspects of the pay components of Central Government Employees. The 7th Central Pay Commission was constituted on 25.09.2013 with the approval of the then Prime Minister Sh Manmohan Singh and submitted its report in July 2016. The pay commission recommendations (7th Pay Commission Central Government) were implemented on 05.09.2016 w.e.f 01.01.2016.

The 8th Central Pay Commission is due from 01.01.2026 and is yet to be constituted. It is expected that the same may be constituted by mid of 2023 and the primary work in this respect shall start by the later half of 2022. The latest news updates of the 8th Pay Commission Central Government shall be shared here.


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Latest Salary Updates of Central Government Employees under 7th Central Pay Commission

Travel Allowance(TA) is not expected to increase from July 1

(April 27, 2021) The central government employees are waiting for an increase in DA and TA from July 2021. However, as per the Mint report, the TA shall not increase with the Dearness allowance from July 2021. The current DA rate is 17% which is less than the minimum level of 25% required for an increase in TA as per the 7th Pay commission rules.

With the restoration of DA from July 2021, the dearness allowance is expected to be 28%, hence the central government employees may expect an increase in TA with the DA for the period from July 2021 to December 2021.

Restoration of Dearness Allowance

(April 23, 2021) The central government employees are set to receive the increased DA from July 1, 2021. The DA installments due on January 1, 2020, were not paid because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Dearness allowance is expected to increase from 17% to 28%. This will include the increase in DA as under


Increase in DA

January 2020 to June 2020


July 2020 to December 2020


January 2021 to June 2021


The increase in DA shall benefit approximately 51 lac employees and over 60 lac pensioners who are waiting for the increase for the past year. However, the announcement in this respect is expected by October 2021, and the payment of the increased salary only be by the end of 2021.

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