Minister of Information and Broadcasting Shri. Prakash Javadeker announces in a press meet held today at New Delhi that Increasing of DA by 5% from 12% to 17% is approved by Union Cabinet today.
Further he informed that it will be a Diwali Gift to 50 Lakh central Government Employees and 65 lakh Pensioners as it is highest ever 5% increase at one go in 7th CPC regime. The cabinet Meeting headed by Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi has approved the proposal of Dearness Allowance Hike by 5% from 12 to 17% with effect from 01.07.2019.
As salary for the month of September also paid already arrears for 3 months from July 2019 will be paid after the issuance of order by Ministry of Finance. The decision will cost the exchequer Rs. 16,000 crore . Press release will be issued shortly and DA order is expected in a few days .