Central Govt employees get 8% DA
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
New Delhi, Mar 19: In a good news for about 50 lakh central government employees, government today raised their dearness allowance (DA) by eight per cent from the current 27 per cent of the basic salaries.
The Union Cabinet, at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, took the decision in order to compensate them for price rise.
“The increase would be eight per cent over the existing rate of 27 per cent of basic pay or pension,” Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni told reporters here.
The increase is in accordance with the accepted formula based on the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission, she said.
Pensioners will also get the dearness relief, she said.
The additional instalment of Dearness Allowance would be released with effect from January this year.
The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both dearness allowance and dearness relief would be to the tune of Rs 6969.36 crore per annum and Rs 8131.20 crore in 2010-11.
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