Cabinet approved 2% Dearness Allowance for govt. employees

NEW DELHI: Diwali came early for 50 lakh central employees and 58 lakh pensioners after the Centre on Thursday cleared 2% dearness allowance (DA) hike to be effective from 1 July 2016

Dearness allowance and dearness relief is provided to employees and pensioners to lessen the impact of price rise on their earnings. Earlier this year, the government hiked dearness allowance by 6% to 125 % of the basic pay.


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