Central Government hikes dearness allowance to 90%

Central Government hikes dearness allowance to 90%

Release of additional instalment of Dearness Allowance to central government employees and Dearness Relief to pensioners, due from 1.7.2013

The Union Cabinet today gave its approval to release an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to central government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners with effect from 01.07.2013 at the rate of 10 percent over the existing rate of 80 percent.

The increase in DA to 90 percent would result in additional annual expenditure of Rs 10,879 crore. There would be additional burden of Rs 6,297 crore on exchequer during 2013-14 on account of this hike in DA.

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