New Delhi: In further cheer to 50 lakh central government employees and 61 lakh pensioners, the government has reportedly made its decision on hike in Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) as per the current 28 percent rate of inflation.
According to fresh media reports, the government has decided to increased dearness allowance by 4 percent, thus meaning. the dearness allowance of central employees will increase from 17 percent to 21 percent. Although the benefit of the allowance will start coming from January, there has been no official announcement regarding this. Central employees and pensioners are eagerly waiting for this official announcement of the government.
It was earlier reported that, the Association of Employees Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers apprised Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman regarding the current status of the government treasury and has requested that now all government employees and pensioners should be given dearness allowance as per the current inflation rate of 28 percent.
Dearness Allowance put on hold since April 2020
The finance ministry had in April 2020 decided to put on hold increment in dearness…