Central Government Employees' Dearness Allowance (DA) Hiked by 3%

The 7th pay commission of the central government has announced a hike in dearness allowance for central government employees by 3% to 34% from 31% earlier.

The hike in DA will also benefit central government pensioners and family pensioners getting pensions from the central government.

Since the hike announced will be considered effective from January 1, 2022, central staff and pensioners will be getting arrears for three months.

The raise is going to benefit about 47.68 lakh Central Government employees and 68.62 lakh pensioners.

The rate of dearness allowance for the period from January 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 will remain at 17%.

Dearness Allowance is paid to central government employees/pensioners to adjust the cost of living and to protect their basic pay/pension from inflation.

Source: ET