Dearness Allowance Hiked By 4% For Central Govt Employees, Pensioners

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New Delhi: The Union cabinet on Friday approved 4 per cent hike in dearness allowance (DA) for 1.13 crore central government employees and pensioners, with effect from January 2020.

The DA has been enhanced from 17 per cent to 21 per cent and will cost the government exchequer Rs 14,595 crore, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar informed.

 

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