Cabinet okays 6% hike in DA for central govt staff

Cabinet okays 6% hike in DA for central govt staff
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First Published: Thu, Feb 26 2009. 11 39 AM IST
New Delhi: The cabinet on Thursday raised the cost of living allowance paid to government employees to 22% of basic salary, from an earlier 16%, union home minister Palaniappan Chidambaram said.
The move would cost Rs3,514 crore ($700 million), the minister said.
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First Published: Thu, Feb 26 2009. 11 39 AM IST