The employees especially at lower levels reeling under the impact of rise in prices of essential commodities had considered these demands as genuine and expected the government to do something. The only thing that the government did was announcement of the seventh pay commission. And, it is not only election gift this announcement also was in accordance to 13th Finance Commission's recommendations and demands from various employeeunion/federation.
All hopes are now going in the goal of newly constituted 7th CPC and employees have to wait its Interim Report as Govt approved terms of 7th CPC with condition to give interim reports if any. However the recommendations of 7th CPC to be implement after Govt approval all these exercise will take more time and expectation for merger of DA/DR from 7th CPC in view of coming pay revision is also an illogical fact. Then what about Interim Relief? The word "Interim Relief" is not mentioned in 7th CPC terms of reference approved by Govt. Now 7th CPC have to invite Organisation/Employee Union for representation/discussion and merger of da and interim relief may be approved in this way. Implementation of main recommendations of 7th CPC is not expected before 2016. As per media hype the government has given another election rarity as announcement of 10% DA hike. All employees knows that this is only a procedure that will be automatically done once in 6 months and is based on inflation data.