DEARNESS ALLOWANCE

  • Punjab government announces 10 per cent DA for employees October 14, 2014

    Chandigarh: Ahead of Diwali, the Punjab government on Tuesday announced to release 10 per cent Dearness Allowance (DA) to employees with October's salary. Punjab Finance Minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa on Tuesday gave his nod in this regard, an official spokesman said. The increased DA would be given with the salary...
  • Government to increase dearness allowance to 107 per cent, up from 100 per cent August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Government is likely to approve a hike in dearness allowance (DA) to 107 per cent from the existing 100 per cent, benefiting around 30 lakh Centre's employees and its 50 lakh pensioners including dependants. "The average rate of retail inflation for industrial workers from July 1, 2013 to...
  • State government raises DA for employees, pensioners to 100% May 27, 2014

    In a major decision, the Bihar Cabinet on Tuesday raised the Dearness Allowance of its employees and pensioners in the revised pay scale to 100 per cent from the previous rate of 90 per cent. The new DA rate will be effective from January 1 this year. "The move to provide dearness...
  • UP government seeks poll panel's nod to hike staff DA to 100 per cent April 11, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh government has sought the Election Commission's permission to hike the dearness allowance of state government employees to 100 per cent, officials said on Friday. The ruling Samajwadi Party has pushed for the hike with an eye to the 17 lakh strong state employee population, a senior official told...
  • Eyeing Lok Sabha polls, Cabinet hikes DA of 50 lakh Central employees February 28, 2014

    New Delhi: With an eye on Lok Sabha elections, the Union Cabinet approved a hike in dearness allowance (DA) to 100 per cent from existing 90 per cent benefiting 50 lakh Central government employees and 30 lakh pensioners. The DA hike though, will not be merged with the basic...
  • Govt to hike DA by 10 per cent, to benefit 50 lakh central employees February 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Just before the Lok Sabha elections, the government has approved a proposal to hike dearness allowance by 10 per cent to 100 per cent. The move would benefit about 50 lakh central government employees and 30 lakh pensioners. The hike would be effective from January 1, 2014. This is...
  • State Government hikes DA for employees before elections September 26, 2013

    The BJP government of pollbound Madhya Pradesh, on Thursday, announced a hike of 10 per cent in dearness allowance (DA). The decision comes as a bonanza for a large number of employees and pensioners ahead of the festive season. "The decision to hike 10 per cent DA of state government employees and...
  • Central government staff to get DA hike September 20, 2013

    The cabinet on Friday approved an additional installment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to around 50 lakh central government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners. The hike in DA would come in effect from July, from when the central government employees and pensioners would be entitled for DA/DR at the rate...
  • MP: Govt hikes dearness allowance of employees May 26, 2013

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh government has hiked by eight per cent the dearness allowance (DA) of employees with effect from January 1, 2013. This was announced by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday while laying the foundation stone for several developmental projects worth Rs 27.66 crore at Budha village in...
  • Centre may hike DA to 80 per cent today April 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Over 50 lakh Central Government employees and 30 lakh pensioners could get a huge relief on Tuesday as the Union Cabinet is likely to approve a proposal to increase dearness allowance (DA) to 80 per cent from the existing 72 per cent. The increased dearness allowance could be...
  • Tamil Nadu govt hikes DA for its employees October 5, 2012

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government on Friday proposed a seven per cent hike in dearness allowance (DA) to its employees in line with a recent Central government proposal. Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said with the Centre announcing seven per cent increase in DA, her government had decided to provide a...
  • Rajasthan government hikes DA by 7 per cent September 28, 2012

    Jaipur: The Rajasthan government on Thursday hiked the dearness allowance (DA) of state employees by 7 per cent, benefiting nearly seven lakh employees and three lakh pensioners and costing Rs 875 crore additional burden to the exchequer. The DA has been increased from 65 per cent to 72 per cent of...
  • Govt clears Rs 2 lakh cr bailout for power sector September 24, 2012

    New Delhi: In a slew of decisions taken by the government to push reforms, the Cabinet on Monday cleared a Rs 2 lakh crore package for the financially bleeding state electricity boards, a bonanza of One Rank One Pension for exservicemen and also hiked Dearness Allowance by 7 per cent...
  • Cabinet approves 7 pc hike in DA for central govt employees September 24, 2012

    New Delhi: The Union Government on Monday approved a seven per cent hike in the Dearness Allowance (DA) for central government employees. The increase will benefit nearly 80 lakh government employees. The increase will be effective from July 1. The decision, which was approved by the Union Cabinet, will benefit about 50...
  • Central govt employees, pensioners to get 7 pc DA hike September 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Reeling under the impact of diesel price hike and high inflation, the 80 lakh central government employees and pensioners are likely to soon get seven per cent increase in Dearness Allowance. The proposal to increase the DA from 65 per cent to 72 per cent is likely to be...
  • Government hikes DA for employees by 7 per cent September 15, 2011

    New Delhi: Ahead of the festival season, the government on Thursday announced a seven per cent hike in the Dearness Allowance of its employees. The decision to increase the Dearness Allowance (DA) for five million Central government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) for about four million pensioners was taken by the...
  • Govt approves 6 pc hike in Dearness Allowance March 22, 2011

    New Delhi: In a bid to provide relief from high inflation, the government on Tuesday increased dearness allowance (DA) by 6 per cent to 51 per cent, benefiting over 50 lakh central government employees and 38 lakh pensioners. "The decision to hike DA was taken by...
  • Govt may hike dearness allowance by 6 pc March 22, 2011

    New Delhi: The Centre is likely to increase dearness allowance (DA) by 6 per cent to 51 per cent on Tuesday, benefiting over 50 lakh employees and 38 lakh pensioners. The decision to hike DA is likely to be taken by the Union Cabinet at its meeting scheduled for Tuesday, sources...
  • DA of Central employees raised by 10 per cent September 16, 2010

    New Delhi: Ahead of the festive season, the Central Government on Thursday raised Dearness Allowance by 10 percentage points to 45 per cent of basic pay, benefiting about 88 lakh employees and pensioners. The decision to provide higher DA to employees will cost the exchequer an additional Rs 9,303.2 crore per...
  • Govt employees to get 5 pc hike in DA September 10, 2009

    New Delhi: Over eight million central government employees and pensioners will get an additional five per cent dearness allowance that will hit the exchequer by over Rs 2,900 crore this fiscal and Rs 4,355 crore in a full year. The decision to hike the dearness allowance (DA) for the employees and...
  • Govt improves upon previous pay hike for PSU officers March 30, 2009

    New Delhi: Nearly three months after executives of oil PSUs went on strike demanding higher wages, the Government on Monday bettered the previously announced hike in emoluments for officers of all public sector companies, giving up to 20 per cent additional increase in emoluments. The Cabinet,...
  • Jharkhand govt employees lose out on allowance perk March 30, 2009

    Ranchi: Jharkhands finance department has stayed the decision by the governors advisory committee to hike the dearness allowance (DA) of government employees after the Election Commission raised objections to the move announced after model code of conduct came into operation. The governor's advisory committee had hiked the DA of state government...
  • Govt workers get DA raise; nation gets big bill February 26, 2009

    New Delhi: The cabinet on Thursday approved a six percent hike in the dearness allowance paid to central government employees and pensioners, entailing additional expenditure of Rs.6,020 crore till March 31, 2010. "The hike will be effective January 1 and will be payable from March 1," Home Minister P Chidambaram said. He...
  • Centre hikes DA, pensioners' relief March 15, 2007

    New Delhi: The Centre on Thursday announced a six per cent hike in Dearness Allowance for its employees, raising it to 35 per cent from 29 per cent . The increase will come into effect retrospectively from January this year. At the same time, the government also announced dearness relief...