DEARNESS ALLOWANCE APPROVED BY CABINET- PIB RELEASE
Release of additional instalment of Dearness Allowance to central government employees and Dearness Relief to pensioners, due from 1.1.2013
The Union Cabinet today gave its approval to release an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to central government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners with effect from 01.01.2013 at the rate of 8 percent over the existing rate of 72 percent.
Thus, the combined impact on the exchequer on account of both DA and DR would be of the order of Rs.8629.20 crore per annum and Rs. 10067.36 crore in the financial year 2013-14 (that is for a period of 14 months from January, 2013 to February, 2014).
SOURCE : PIB RELEASE