Centre hikes DA by 4 pc for central govt employees, pensioners

28-09-2022

New Delhi, Sep 28 (UNI) The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved the hike in the dearness allowance and dearness relief by 4 per cent for central government employees and pensioners.

The Central Government employees and pensioners will become entitled to higher amount of Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief respectively with effect from July 1, 2022, Union Minister Anurag Thakur said in a briefing.

The additional financial implications on account of this increase of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees are estimated at Rs 6,591.36 crore per annum; and Rs 4,394.24 crore in the financial year 2022-23 (i.e. for a period of 8 months from July, 2022 to February, 2023), a Cabinet release stated.

Similarly, in case of pensioners, the additional financial implications on account of this increase of Dearness Relief are estimated at Rs 6,261.20 crore per annum; and Rs.4,174.12 crore in the financial year 2022-23.

The combined impart on the exchequer on account of both Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief would be of the order of Rs 12,852.56 crore per annum; and Rs 8,568.36 crore in the financial year 2022-23.