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7th Pay Commission: Modi Cabinet approves 4% DA hike for government employees

7th Pay Commission: It becomes almost a ritual to give a festival gift to government employees which helps them to deal with inflation during the festival. In the last year also, the Centre provided 4 per cent hike in DA for the employees.

Reported By : Devendra Parashar Edited By : Raju Kumar
New Delhi
Updated on: October 18, 2023 14:29 IST
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7th Pay Commission: The Centre brought festive cheer for the government employees on the fourth day of Navratri as it announced a four per cent DA hike for them on Wednesday. The DA (dearness allowance) for government employees and pensioners, now stands at 46 per cent, will be effective from July 1, 2023.

The move will benefit about 41.85 lakh Central government employees and 69.76 lakh pensioners.

Cabinet approved 4 per cent DA hike in 2022

Ahead of Diwali festival in 2022 as well, the Cabinet approved 4 per cent additional instalment of Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief to central government employees and pensioners with effect from July 1, 2022. The move benefited about 41.85 lakh central government employees and 69.76 lakh pensioners. 

The central government employees and pensioners will become entitled to higher amount of Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) respectively, with effect from July 1, 2022, said I&B Minister Anurag Thakur at a press briefing in Delhi.

The additional financial implications on account of the increase of DA to employees were estimated at Rs 6,591.36 crore per annum, and Rs 4,394.24 crore in the financial year 2022-23 (8 months from July, 2022 to February, 2023).

The additional financial implications in case of pensioners are estimated at Rs 6,261.20 crore per annum, and Rs 4,174.12 crore in the financial year 2022-23.

The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief would be of the order of Rs 12,852.56 crore per annum and Rs 8,568.36 crore in the current financial year, the minister informed.

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