The dearness allowance (DA) of Central Government employees and pensioners has been increased by 4 per cent.
The new DA will be applicable from January 1, 2022.
The Government of India had increased DA by 3 per cent in March from 31 percent to 34 percent. Now the employees and pensioners would get DA at the rate of 38 percent.
About 50 lakh employees and 65 lakh pensioners would be benefited.
The hike in pension is considered to be Diwali gift to the employees.