Centre likely to hike dearness allowance to 38% for govt employees: Report

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The Central Government employees are likely to receive an update on their Dearness Allowance (DA) very soon.

According to a media report, the update on DA is most likely to come by May 3 when the Centre will sit to decide on how much dearness allowance (DA) can be increased at the end of July.

As per the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission, the DA of Central Government employees is revised twice a year. At present, the employees of the Central government are receiving 34 percent Dearness Allowance.

This year, in March 2022, the Union Cabinet increased the DA from 31 percent to 34 percent. This move benefitted about 47.68 lakh Central Government employees and 68.62 lakh, pensioners. Last year, the Centre increased the DA of all its employees twice; first in July and then in October.

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