- Central Government decided to increase the DA and DR of its employees.
- DA has been improved from 17% to 28%.
NEW DELHI: The Central Government today declared its choice to rise Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) for employees working for central government and Pensioners separately.
In a press instruction, Union Minister Anurag Thakur said the Dearness Allowance (DA) for Central Government representatives and beneficiaries has been improved from 17% to 28%. This will be appropriate from first July 2021.
The choice to expand the DA and DR for representatives and beneficiaries was taken by the Cabinet Committee led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday (July 14, 2021). The Cabinet Committee sanctioned an increment in the Dearness Allowance to the representatives of central government and Dearness Relief to beneficiaries with impact from 01.07.2021 to 28 percent, addressing improvement of 11% over the current pace of 17% of the Basic Pay/Pension.
Amidst the #COVID19 pandemic, this cabinet approval comes out as a good news for Central Government Employees and pensioners. Take a look to know how! #CabinetDecisions https://t.co/D5UL7YGQLx pic.twitter.com/h0X3ixKJNI— MyGovIndia (@mygovindia) July 14, 2021
“Considering the uncommon circumstance which emerged because of the COVID-19 pandemic, three extra portions of Dearness Allowance (DA) to the representatives of central government and Dearness Relief (DR) to beneficiaries, which were expected from 01.01.2020, 01.07.2020, and 01.01.2021, had been preserved. Presently, the Government has chosen to improve the Dearness Allowance to Central Government representatives and Dearness Relief to beneficiaries with impact from 01.07.2021 to 28% addressing an increment of 11% over the current pace of 17% of the Basic Pay/Pension,” the Ministry of Finance said in an articulation.
“The increment mirrors the extra portions emerging on 01.01.2020, 01.07.2020, and 01.01.2021. The pace of Dearness Allowance/Dearness Relief for the period 01.01.2020 to 30.06.2021 will stay at 17%,” it added.