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Bonanza for government employees, cabinet approves 3% dearness allowance

The union cabinet today approved an additional dearness allowance (DA) of 3 per cent over the existing rate of 9 per cent for government employees and pensioners which will be effective from January 1, 2019. This will cost the government around Rs 9,200 crore per year. The move is expected to benefit more than one crore central government employees and pensioners.
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