The government has raised Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) for central government employees and pensioners.
- The increase is four percentage points, taking it from 42 percent to 46 percent.
- Approximately 48.67 lakh central government employees and around 68 lakh pensioners will benefit from this decision.
- The adjustment is based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission.
- The annual financial impact on the exchequer due to both Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief will be Rs. 12,857 crore.
Q.: The government has raised Dearness Allowance (DA) for central government employees and pensioners by four percentage points. What is the DA after this hike effective from July 2023?
Ans : d. 46%