Four per cent hike in dearness allowance for Central Government Employees

The government has raised Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) for central government employees and pensioners.

  1. The increase is four percentage points, taking it from 42 percent to 46 percent.
  2. Approximately 48.67 lakh central government employees and around 68 lakh pensioners will benefit from this decision.
  3. The adjustment is based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission.
  4. 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?

a. 42%
b. 43%
c. 44%
d. 46%

Ans : d. 46%

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