dearness allowance

The decision was approved at a cabinet meeting this morning. The Dearness Allowance will be raised from 12 to 17 percent, said the minister. The move will cost the government Rs. 16,000 crore rupees.

The Union Cabinet on Tuesday announced increasing 3 per cent hike in Dearness Allowance (DA), a move that will benefit more than one crore central government employees and pensioners.