At an early, BSNL employee may get IDA arrears for the frozen period from 01.10.2020 to 30.06.2021. Here you may check the approximate amount of arrears, you will get now in coming months in the form of arrears to pay in wages.
We all know, the BSNL employee IDA rates freeze with effect from 01.10.2020, as per the Central Government’ s decision. Now the competent authority of BSNL has announced the instructions of payment of IDA at revised rates issued by Department of Public Enterprises dated 02.08.2021.
The new IDA rates for the frozen period shall allowed only for the Non-executive employees of BSNL including industrial workers who are drawing the pay scales as per 01.01.2007 with the following IDA Rates.
|Period||Total IDA %||Increased IDA %||DA % to pay as Arrears|
|01.10.2020 to 31.12.2020||165.4||5.5||5.5|
|01.01.2021 to 31.03.2021||171.7||6.3||11.8|
|01.04.2021 to 30.06.2021||170.5||-1.2||10.6|
Clarifications on Frozen IDA
One should understand that citing Covid -19 crisis. DPE issued OM dated 19-11-2020 freezing IDA from 01.10.2020 to 30.06.2021 to executives and Non-Unionized supervisors of CPSEs. It is obvious that the IDA for non executives are not to be frozen.
Unfortunately some CPSEs including BSNL freeze the IDA even to non-executive employees, and by issuing 27th October 2021 orders, BSNL Corporate Office corrected the thing. But the serving employees (executives) are not eligible to get the Frozen IDA.
In the case of absorbed BSNL retirees, pension including Dearness relief paid by Central Government or not by BSNL.
The Central Government has not granted the frozen DA and DR to its employees and pensioners. If that is done, have a similar claim.