Waiting for Central Employees is over, Important Update On Dearness Allowance

The Centre on Wednesday raised the dearness allowance of government employees and pensioners by 4 per cent.

The dearness allowance now is up to 38 per cent, union minister Anurag Thakur announced.

The revised dearness allowance will be effective from July 1, and will  paid as arrears to the government employees and pensioners.

The Centre usually implements the DA hikes in January and July 1, but announces in March and September.

Dearness allowance is basically the component of a monthly salary of central government employees.

That is paid to compensate the increase in cost of living due to compensation.

In March this year, the Centre had increased the dearness allowance by 3% to 34%. The new DA had been effective from January 1 this year.

On September 19, the Odisha government announced a three per cent hike in DA for its employees and pensioners, PTI reported.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik approved the proposal for increasing DA from 31% to 34%, effective from January 1, 2022.

Four lakh employees and 3.5 lakh pensioners will be benefitted.