Good news for government employees as the Central government has decided to increase the Dearness Allowance or DA by 3%.
After the hike of 3% the DA has been increase from 31% to 34%. The decision was taken in a cabinet meeting of the Union government. the hike will be applicable from January 1, 2022
The increase in Dearness Allowance or DA comes as a relief for the central government employees amid the rising prices of fuel and increasing inflation. The increase in DA was stalled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
This decision is set to benefit about 50 lakh government employees and 65 lakh pensioners.
The last DA hike was given in October last year when it was increased from 28 % to 31 %.