Cabinet approves additional 2% DA and DR due from January 2017 – Official News

Cabinet approves additional 2% Dearness Allowance / Dearness Relief due from January, 2017

DA and DR announcement

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved release of an additional installment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. 01.01.2017. It has increased by 2% over the existing rate of 2% of the Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise.

This increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission.

The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief would be Rs. 5,857.28 crore per annum and Rs.6,833.50 crore in the Financial Year 2017-18 (for a period of 14 months from January, 2017 to February, 2018).

This will benefit about 48.85 lakh Central Government employees and 55.51 lakh pensioners.

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2 thoughts on “Cabinet approves additional 2% DA and DR due from January 2017 – Official News”

  1. although cabinet approved the payment of DA at 4% w.e.f 1-1-2017 on 14-03-2017 to central govt employees and pensioners , the orders of the MIN. OF FINANCE have not been issued so far.
    the reasons for this unusual delay is unknown when in previous years such orders were issued quickly.
    perhaps the reason is the closing financial year by march end .
    can anyone throw any light on this ??

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