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Cabinet clears hike in DA, DR for central government employees, pensioners

New Delhi: Central government employees and pensioners have got a reason to cheer ahead of Diwali. The Union Cabinet has approved the release of an additional installment of dearness allowance (DA) and dearness relief (DR). The decision was announced at the Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday. Accordingly, an additional installment...

Cabinet approves DA, DR hike of 11% for central govt employees, pensioners

The Union government on Wednesday increased the dearness allowance (DA) for central government employees and dearness relief (DR) for pensioners from 17 per cent to 28 per cent. The 11 per cent hike approved by the Cabinet committee chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be applicable from July 1. The hike in DA and...

Big Blow: Centre freezes DA hike for employees, pensioners till July 2021

The Union Finance Ministry on Thursday decided to put on hold increment in dearness allowance (DA) for 50 lakh central government employees and 61 lakh pensioners till July 2021 due to the COVID-19 crisis. “In view of the crisis arising out of COVID-19, it has been decided that additional installment of dearness allowance payable to...