Dearness Allowance (DA) increased from 17% to 28%: 10 things to know1 min read . Updated: 14 Jul 2021, 04:38 PM IST
- The government had frozen DA hikes, which were due from January 1, 2020, July 1, 2020 and January 1, 2021 as coronavirus had dented its revenue
- The increase in the DA and DR will impose an additional annual burden of ₹34,401 crore on the exchequer
The Centre on Wednesday increased the Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) for central government employees and pensioners by 11% from the existing rate to bring it to 28% effective from 1 July, 2021.
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