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Cabinet hikes dearness allowance for central govt employees by 3%

The central government has hiked the dearness allowance for its employees by 3 per cent, PTI reported on Wednesday citing a cabinet decision.

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The central government on Wednesday hiked the dearness allowance (DA) for its employees by 3 per cent, PTI reported on Wednesday citing a cabinet decision 

Dearness Relief for pensioners has been increased by 3 per cent, the news agency said. The decision will benefit more than 1.16 crore central government employees and pensioners.

The additional instalment will be effective from January 1, 2022, said an official release after the Cabinet meeting. "This increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission," it said.

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First Published: Mar 30 2022 | 2:52 PM IST

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