Published On: Thu, Oct 3rd, 2019

Union Cabinet to hike DA today

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Thursday will hike the dearness allowance (DA) by 5 per cent effective from July 1, 2019, a move which will benefit 1.1 crore central government employees and pensioners.

The DA hike will benefit about 48.41 lakh central government employees and 62.03 lakh pensioners.

The decision in this regard will be taken at the Union Cabinet meeting today chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Cabinet will approve additional DA of 5 per cent over the existing rate of 12 per cent to government employees and dearness relief to pensioners from July 1, 2019.

The hike will benefit about 48.41 lakh central government employees and 62.03 lakh pensioners.

The meeting of Union Cabinet scheduled for 6.30 pm will be held at the Parliament Annexe building.

This will be the first meeting of the cabinet after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the US, where he addressed a huge crowd at grand Howdy Modi! event and held bilaterals with different heads of nation, including US President Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

The meeting also comes at a time when the country is facing economic slowdown and various states battling with floods have asked for Centre’s assistance.

TST

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