The Union government is all set to increase the dearness allowance or DA by 3 per cent for the central government employees on Wednesday, sources told News18.com. The surge in dearness allowance will provide much-needed relief to thousands of beneficiaries amid rising fuel and oil prices and inflation.
The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to announce dearness allowance and dearness relief hike for central government employees on March 30, the sources confirmed.
The revision in DA was stalled for over one-and-half years due to coronavirus pandemic. In July, 2021, the Centre rose the dearness allowance and dearness relief for the central government employees to 28 per cent from 17 per cent after a long pause.
Again in October, 2021, the central government employees witnessed a jump of three per cent in dearness allowance. With the latest hike, the DA for the central government employees rose to 31 per cent, effective from July, 2021. Similarly, the dearness relief for central government pensioners was also climbed to 31 per cent.