Thursday, 26 May, 2022
TopicDearness allowance

Topic: dearness allowance

Labour ministry hikes minimum wages of 1.5 crore central sphere workers from 1 October

This will benefit workers employed in construction, maintenance of roads, runways, building operations, sweeping, cleaning, loading, unloading, watch and ward, mines & agriculture.

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.

Finance ministry issues orders to implement Cabinet decision to hike DA, DR from 1 July

The Union Cabinet on 14 July had decided to restore Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief for central government employees and pensioners while increasing the rate of allowance to 28%.

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

In view of the pandemic, Modi govt had earlier frozen the three additional instalments of the DA & DR which were due from 1 January, 2020, 1 July, 2020 and 1 January, 2021.

Dearness allowance freeze during Covid a good move. Privileged India can’t grudge pay cut

The lowest paid central government employee still earns more than 85% of Indians. Money saved from dearness allowance will go a long way in Covid crisis.

Modi govt telling businesses to pay staff but cutting its own employees’ salary is untenable

For business hit by lockdown, the MHA served a bigger jolt with its flip-flop over proposed penal action if company employees test Covid-19 positive.

Finance Ministry halts dearness allowance increment for central govt employees, pensioners

Due to Covid-19 crisis, additional instalment of DA and DR due from 1 January 2020 will not be paid. However, they will continue to be paid at current rates.

Central pay perks now for govt staff in J&K — grants for children, higher studies allowance

Order issued by J&K Lieutenant Governor G.C. Murmu says Rs 2,250 per month per child fixed as Children Education Allowance. Double amount for special children.

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