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Centre raises DA by 3%, 4.7mn govt employees set to benefit

  • The decision by the Union cabinet will cost the exchequer 9,488.7 crore a year, Union minister Anurag Singh Thakur said.
Dearness allowance is the cost of living adjustment allowance paid to mitigate the impact of inflation on employees. (Shutterstock)(HT_PRINT)
Dearness allowance is the cost of living adjustment allowance paid to mitigate the impact of inflation on employees. (Shutterstock)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Oct 22, 2021 01:53 AM IST
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Centre hikes dearness allowance for its employees by 3% ahead of Diwali

  • The Centre earlier in July hiked the dearness allowance for its employees
Union minister Thakur addresses the press(YouTube/PIBIndia)
Union minister Thakur addresses the press(YouTube/PIBIndia)
Published on Oct 21, 2021 03:11 PM IST
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Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Gujarat hikes dearness allowance for state govt employees by 11%

With this, the overall DA rate for people employed under the state government has risen to 28%.
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Published on Sep 07, 2021 08:07 AM IST
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UP govt to grant another 3% hike in dearness allowance and dearness relief

  • Earlier this month, the Uttar Pradesh government had increased the dearness allowance from 17 to 28 per cent.
In July, the Central government had also hiked the rate of dearness allowance and dearness relief from 17 per cent to 28 per cent after a gap of one-and-a-half years(Reuters File Photo)
In July, the Central government had also hiked the rate of dearness allowance and dearness relief from 17 per cent to 28 per cent after a gap of one-and-a-half years(Reuters File Photo)
Published on Aug 25, 2021 10:42 AM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

UP govt hikes DA to 28 per cent, will benefit 15 lakh employees

Uttar Pradesh government's decision comes weeks after the Nitish Kumar government announced an 11 per cent hike in DA for its employees and relief measures for pensioners. The Himachal Pradesh government too the DA by six per cent.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath announced the hike in DA just ahead of the festival season. (PTI File Photo)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath announced the hike in DA just ahead of the festival season. (PTI File Photo)
Published on Aug 19, 2021 05:39 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Karnataka raises DA from 11.25% to 21.50% for govt employees

Karnataka also announced enhancing the rates of dearness allowance from the existing 11.25 per cent to 21.50 per cent of the basic pension or family pension from July 1, 2021.
The Karnataka government froze the DA payment in view of the coronavirus pandemic.(Representative Image)
The Karnataka government froze the DA payment in view of the coronavirus pandemic.(Representative Image)
Published on Jul 27, 2021 06:25 AM IST
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Finance ministry issues order on 28% DA, DR from July 1

For Armed Forces personnel and Railways employees, separate orders regarding 28% DA will be issued by the respective ministries, the finance ministry said.
The finance ministry on Tuesday issued the order regarding 28% dearness allowance for central government employees from July.
The finance ministry on Tuesday issued the order regarding 28% dearness allowance for central government employees from July.
Published on Jul 21, 2021 08:00 AM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

DA hike: How much will your salary increase? 10 points

As the government has clarified, central government employees will get no arrear for the period between January 2020 and June 2021.
Information and broadcasting minister Anurag Thakur announced 28 per cent DA and DR benefits for central government employees starting from July. (PTI)
Information and broadcasting minister Anurag Thakur announced 28 per cent DA and DR benefits for central government employees starting from July. (PTI)
Updated on Jul 15, 2021 06:04 AM IST
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Rajasthan hikes DA for govt employees to 28% from July 1, pensioners to benefit

Dearness allowances for central government employees have also been increased from 17% to 28%. The much-awaited announcement came as a major relief to lakhs of central government employees and pensioners after DA and DR were put on hold last year in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot (PTI photo)
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot (PTI photo)
Published on Jul 15, 2021 05:48 AM IST
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Centre restores, raises D.A. for its employees

  • The government said this was because the pandemic had put central government finances under stress.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs the first in-person Union Cabinet meeting since April 2020, in New Delhi on Thursday.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs the first in-person Union Cabinet meeting since April 2020, in New Delhi on Thursday.(PTI)
Published on Jul 15, 2021 01:44 AM IST
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By Asit Ranjan Mishra, New Delhi

DA hike, MoUs and focus on Ayurveda: Key Cabinet decisions announced today

  • The government approved the continuation of the Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) for the development of infrastructure facilities for the judiciary for another five years.
The DA and DR benefits for central government employees and pensioners have been increased from 17% to 28% with effect from July 1, 2021.
The DA and DR benefits for central government employees and pensioners have been increased from 17% to 28% with effect from July 1, 2021.
Published on Jul 14, 2021 05:15 PM IST
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DA for central govt employees hiked to 28% with effect from July 1

  • 7th Pay Commission: The much-awaited announcement comes as a major relief for lakhs of central government employees and pensioners after DA and DR hikes were put on hold last year in the wake of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.
7th Pay Commission: Dearness Allowance (DA) of the central government employees has been raised by 11 per cent with effect from July 1, 2021.(AFP Photo)
7th Pay Commission: Dearness Allowance (DA) of the central government employees has been raised by 11 per cent with effect from July 1, 2021.(AFP Photo)
Published on Jul 14, 2021 03:54 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

When will central govt employees get their DA dues? Decision soon

7th pay commission: Central government employees are waiting for two announcements -- DA hike and the month from when all the four DA dues will be paid to them.
7th pay commission: The government may announce a DA hike for July 2021 soon. (REUTERS FILE PHOTO.)
7th pay commission: The government may announce a DA hike for July 2021 soon. (REUTERS FILE PHOTO.)
Published on Jul 14, 2021 01:57 PM IST
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Centre to restore DA benefit for govt employees? Decision likely soon

The dearness allowance benefits of the central government employees and the additional installment of the dearness relief benefits for central government pensioners were withheld by the finance ministry last year in January in view of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) situation in the country.
7th pay commission news: No written agenda has, however, been set for the cabinet meeting, which will be conducted virtually, via video-conferencing. (File Photo / Representational Image)
7th pay commission news: No written agenda has, however, been set for the cabinet meeting, which will be conducted virtually, via video-conferencing. (File Photo / Representational Image)
Published on Jul 07, 2021 05:43 AM IST
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7th pay commission: DA benefits for central govt staff may resume from September

7th pay commission latest update: Once the DA and DR are restored, the finance ministry will send the proposal of the salary hike to the Cabinet. Post the approval, the benefits will resume.
In the run-up to June 26 meeting, hopes were raised that the DA benefits may get restored in July in which case it would be included in July salary.(Reuters)
In the run-up to June 26 meeting, hopes were raised that the DA benefits may get restored in July in which case it would be included in July salary.(Reuters)
Published on Jul 01, 2021 09:23 AM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

Dearness allowance again from July 1? Finance ministry tweets

The finance ministry in April last year put on hold the increment in dearness allowance for central government employees and pensioners till June 30, 2021, due to the pandemic.
The government said in March that central government employees and pensioners will receive full benefits of the dearness allowance and dearness relief from July 1.
The government said in March that central government employees and pensioners will receive full benefits of the dearness allowance and dearness relief from July 1.
Published on Jun 27, 2021 05:35 AM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

Congress hits back over Dearness Allowance

  • "It is a crime to loot 37,500 crore from soldiers, government employees and pensioners," said Rahul Gandhi
“Instead of encouraging the 113 lakh employees engaged in the service during the coronavirus pandemic the central government is trying to snatch their hard-earned money,
“Instead of encouraging the 113 lakh employees engaged in the service during the coronavirus pandemic the central government is trying to snatch their hard-earned money," Rahul Gandhi tweeted. (ANI Photo)
Published on Jun 26, 2021 10:24 PM IST
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7th Pay Commission: Dearness allowance types, calculation

Dearness allowance is paid by the government to its employees as well as pensioners as the cost-of-living allowance to cushion them from rising prices.
Dearness allowance is calculated twice every year – in January and July. (Representative image)
Dearness allowance is calculated twice every year – in January and July. (Representative image)
Published on Jun 26, 2021 10:33 AM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

7th pay commission matrix: Govt to hold key meeting on employees' DA on June 26

  • The participants of the meeting will include the finance ministry, National Council of Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) and the Department of Personnel and Training (DOPT). The final decision on the DA will be taken during the meeting.
The payment of DA of central government employees has not been revised since January 2020.(REUTERS)
The payment of DA of central government employees has not been revised since January 2020.(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 24, 2021 06:35 AM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

7th Pay Commission: DA benefits to central govt employees from July 1

  • The employees will be getting their DA arrears for the period between January 1, 2020, to January 1, 2021, in three instalments based on calculation according to the 7th pay commission.
The Cabinet decision to hike dearness allowance (DA) and relief is based on formula in the 7th Central Pay Commission matrix.(PTI file photo)
The Cabinet decision to hike dearness allowance (DA) and relief is based on formula in the 7th Central Pay Commission matrix.(PTI file photo)
Published on Jun 23, 2021 11:14 AM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

As inflation spirals, Delhi government hikes dearness allowance

  • The new rates will be effective from April 1 this year, which means all such workers will get arrears.
Manish Sisodia said people in the unorganised sector employed on minimum wages should not be deprived of dearness allowance. (HT file)
Manish Sisodia said people in the unorganised sector employed on minimum wages should not be deprived of dearness allowance. (HT file)
Published on Jun 19, 2021 05:17 AM IST
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3 pending installments of DA to be restored from July, says Anurag Thakur

In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha, the minister said that the government saved more than 37,430.08 crore from freezing these three hikes of DA.
MoS Finance Anurag Thakur speaks in the Rajya Sabha. (File Photo)(PTI)
MoS Finance Anurag Thakur speaks in the Rajya Sabha. (File Photo)(PTI)
Updated on Mar 09, 2021 08:53 PM IST
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Dearness allowance: Has DA hike suspension order been withdrawn? Centre clarifies

The Centre has not withdrawn its earlier order of DA hike suspension. Government employees and pensioners will continue to get their DA at 17 per cent rate of their basic pay, or pension, instead of 21 per cent.
The finance ministry has not passed any new order on dearness allowance hike.(PTI)
The finance ministry has not passed any new order on dearness allowance hike.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 30, 2020 09:27 PM IST
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Employees’ PF contribution can go higher than 10%, not of employers: Labour ministry

Last week, Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman had announced the reduction of statutory provident fund contribution by both employers and employees for the next three months to 10 per cent of basic wages from 12 per cent.
EPF contributions are paid as proportion of basic wages which include basic pay and DA.(HT Photo)
EPF contributions are paid as proportion of basic wages which include basic pay and DA.(HT Photo)
Published on May 19, 2020 10:16 PM IST
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Not necessary at this stage to impose hardships on govt servants: Manmohan Singh on dearness allowance freeze

“We should be on the side of people whose dearness allowance is being cut,” Singh said.
Singh’s comments came during the Congress party’s consultative group meeting on Saturday.(ANI)
Singh’s comments came during the Congress party’s consultative group meeting on Saturday.(ANI)
Updated on Apr 25, 2020 01:56 PM IST
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Dearness allowance hike for government staff paused till July 2021, no arrears

DA and DR will be restored prospectively after June 30, 2021, but no arrears for the period from January 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 shall be paid, the order said.
The Union government is separately working on a similar proposal for the state government employees that would save about Rs 82,566 crore.(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
The Union government is separately working on a similar proposal for the state government employees that would save about Rs 82,566 crore.(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
Updated on Apr 23, 2020 05:19 PM IST
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Covid-19: Centre freezes dearness allowance till July next year

The political leadership has already taken a 30 per cent pay cut to give a message to conserve funds during Covid-19 crisis.
Holding back the hike in dearness allowance could save the government an average of Rs 1,000 crore every month.
Holding back the hike in dearness allowance could save the government an average of Rs 1,000 crore every month.
Updated on Apr 23, 2020 02:47 PM IST
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DA for Centre’s pensioners and employees raised by 4%. How it is calculated

Another important rule to be kept in mind while calculating the dearness allowance is that the hike in DA is not infinite and is capped at 50% of an employee is basic salary.
Central cabinet announced an increase in the DA on Friday(HT PHOTO)
Central cabinet announced an increase in the DA on Friday(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 13, 2020 11:55 PM IST
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Dearness allowance rises to 21 % for central govt employees, pensioners

PM Modi’s government had implemented the 7th Pay Commission in January 2016. The salaries were then hiked and now with an increase in dearness allowance the move is likely to benefit employees, the minister said.
The increase in dearness allowance will cost the Centre an additional Rs 14,595 crore.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO.)
The increase in dearness allowance will cost the Centre an additional Rs 14,595 crore.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO.)
Updated on Mar 13, 2020 11:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Cabinet clears Dearness Allowance hike. All you need to know in 5 points

Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said the Cabinet had approved 4 per cent hike in DA to 21 pc for 48 lakh govt employees and 65 lakh pensioners.
The increase in dearness allowances is based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
The increase in dearness allowances is based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Updated on Mar 13, 2020 11:13 PM IST
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