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The Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting, Youth Affairs and Sports, Shri Anurag Singh Thakur holding a press conference on Cabinet Decisions, in New Delhi on July 14, 2021. The Principal Director General (M&C), Press Information Bureau, Shri Jaideep Bhatnagar is also seen.

Cabinet approves increase in Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief

Newdelhi:14/7/21:The Cabinet Committee chaired by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today has approved increase the Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to pensioners with effect from 01.07.2021 to 28% representing an increase of 11% over the existing rate of 17% of the Basic Pay/Pension.

In view of the unprecedented situation which arose due to the COVID-19 pandemic, three additional installments of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners, which were due from 01.01.2020, 01.07.2020, and 01.01.2021, had been frozen.

Now, the Government has decided to increase the Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to pensioners with effect from 01.07.2021 to 28% representing an increase of 11% over the existing rate of 17% of the Basic Pay/Pension.  The increase reflects the additional installments arising on 01.01.2020, 01.07.2020, and 01.01.2021.  The rate of Dearness Allowance/Dearness Relief for the period 01.01.2020 to 30.06.2021 shall remain at 17%

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