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Cabinet hikes DA by 3% ahead of Diwali, 47.14 lakh central govt employees to benefit

Union minister Anurag Thakur said the decision to hike the allowance will put an annual burden of Rs 9,488 crore on the exchequer.

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New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Thursday hiked dearness allowance and dearness relief by 3 per cent to 31 per cent to benefit 47.14 lakh central government employees and 68.62 lakh pensioners.

This was informed by the Minister of Information & Broadcasting Anurag Singh Thakur.

This decision to hike the allowance will put an annual burden of Rs 9,488 crore on the exchequer.

Earlier in July, the government had restored the dearness allowance (DA) and dearness relief (DR) and increased the rate of allowance from 17 per cent to 28 per cent.

In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Union Government had frozen the three additional instalments of the DA and DR, which were due from January 1, 2020, July 1, 2020, and January 1, 2021.


Also read: Cabinet hikes dearness allowance to 28% for central employees with effect from 1 July


 

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