DA hiked by 4% for central govt employees; 1.13 cr families to benefit

In a bonanza for about 1.13 crore Central government employees and pensioners, the Union cabinet on Friday approved a 4 per cent hike in dearness allowance (DA). The decision will be applicable from January 2020 and would cost the government exchequer Rs 14,595 crore, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar said. With this increase, the new DA rate would be 21 per cent of the salary of the employees.
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