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DA of central government employees increased by 3 percent

Last Updated on March 30, 2022 at 3:14 pm

The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved a hike of 3 percent in the Dearness Allowance or DA for the central government employees and Dearness Relief or DR for pensioners.

With the latest increase effective from January 2022, the DA and the DR now stand at 34 percent.

Dearness Relief is what is given to pensioners.”This increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission,” said the government.

The decision is likely to benefit about 47.68 lakh central government employees and 68.62 lakh pensioners amid rising fuel and oil prices and inflation.