Central Government Employee DA Hike: There is news of relief for the central government employees and pensioners today. It has been decided to remove the ban on increase in dearness allowance. The rate of dearness allowance has now increased from 17% to 28%.
After the decision, now the rate of dearness allowance to government employees has increased to 28 percent from the present 17 percent. This means that the employees were getting dearness allowance at the rate of 17 percent from January 1, 2020 till now. According to the decision, the new rate will be applicable from this month, whose benefit will be available in the salary of July. This decision of the Modi government will benefit about 48 lakh central government employees and 65 lakh pensioners.
After the onset of the Corona epidemic last year, the increase in dearness allowance was stopped. This ban was imposed till 30 June 2021. The dearness allowance of central employees is reviewed every six months. But due to the decision of the government, three new installments of Dearness Allowance effective from 1 January 2020, 1 July 2020 and 1 January 2021 were stopped. Now the Modi government has lifted the ban on this increase. This decision of the government will put an additional burden of Rs 34400 crore on the government exchequer.
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