Centre approves 3% Dearness Allowance hike for central government employees and pensioners with effect from July 2021

Cabinet approves release of an additional DA Dearness Allowance instalment of Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to Pensions, due from 01.07.2021

An increase of 3% over the existing rate of 28% of the Basic Pay / Pension

This will benefit about 47.14 lakh Central Government employees and 68.62 lakh, pensioners

Impact on the exchequer on account of both Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief would be Rs.9,488.70 crore per annum

The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, today has approved to release an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. 1.7.2021 represents an increase of 3% over the existing rate of 28% of the Basic Pay / Pension, to compensate for the price rise.

This increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission. The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief would be Rs.9,488.70 crore per annum. This will benefit about 47.14 lakh Central Government employees and 68.62 lakh, pensioners.

Centre approves 3% Dearness Allowance hike for central government employees and pensioners with effect from July 2021
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