Cabinet approves increase in Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief

New Delhi, July 14 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved an increase in Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners. Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur said, “The Dearness Allowance (DA) for Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners has been increased from 17% to 28%. This will be applicable from 1st July 2021.” “The increase reflects the additional instalments arising on January 1, 2020, July 1, 2020, and January 1, 2021. The rate of Dearness Allowance/Dearness Relief for the period January 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021, shall remain at 17 per cent." He added.

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