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...
  • Axe the tax: Hike conveyance allowance in the Budget, urge taxpayers July 3, 2014

    Chennai: Anuradha Nair, a 27yearold social media manager navigates through Chennai's peakhour traffic everyday to get to work. Living 5 kilometres from her office, Anuradha spends at least Rs 3000 each month on fuel bills alone. "The cost used to be Rs 5 to 6 thousand a month because my...
  • 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...
  • UP government approves proposal for tiger reserve in Pilibhit February 26, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday approved the proposal for establishing a tiger reserve in Pilibhit for conservation of the feline. The decision in this regard was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, an official release said in Lucknow. The cabinet also approved expansion of National Health Insurance...
  • 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...
  • Government employees, pensioners in J&K get 10 per cent raise in DA February 2, 2014

    Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday approved release of 10 per cent Dearness Allowance (DA) instalment which will be effective from July 2013. The Cabinet, which met on Saturday under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, sanctioned the release of 10 per cent DA installment, raising the...
  • 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...
  • Mamata's allowance to imams unconstitutional: Calcutta High Court September 2, 2013

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Monday declared the monthly allowances given to Imams and muezzins by the West Bengal government as unconstitutional. A division bench of Justice Pranab Kumar Chattopadhyay and Murari Prasad Shrivastava gave the ruling while hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by the state unit of...
  • BJP urges governor to dissolve Jharkhand Assembly July 5, 2013

    Ranchi: Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda on Thursday urged Governor Syed Ahmed to immediately dissolve the 82member state assembly. Accompanied by Bharatiya Janata Party state president Ravindra Rai and others, Munda met the governor and requested him to dissolve the House and pave the way for fresh polls. The party...
  • 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...
  • WB: Govt scraps allowances for 'political sufferers' January 19, 2013

    Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Saturday announced that allowances introduced by the erstwhile Left Front government for those who suffered during the Naxalite uprising in 1970s, would be discontinued. "Allowances given to political sufferers will be discontinued from now," Finance minister Amit Mitra said about the category 'political sufferers...
  • 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...
  • Army overprocuring rations for nonexistent soldiers August 20, 2012

    New Delhi: An internal audit of the Army has raised questions about the supply chain of management of Army's rations. According to its report, the Army is allegedly overprocuring rations for at least two lakh nonexistent soldiers. The Indian Army personnel have the option of drawing ration either in cash called...
  • Keshubhai promises unemployment allowance August 12, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Former Gujarat Chief Minister Keshubhai Patel, who has launched a new political party, on Sunday promised to take a slew of welfare measures, if voted to power in the forthcoming assembly elections. Keshubhai, who floated Gujarat Parivartan Party last week, on Sunday said that his party would take a slew...
  • Threat of stir by AI employees looms large March 29, 2012

    New Delhi: The threat of an agitation by a large chunk of Air India's employees from Monday to protest delay in payments of salaries and other dues loomed large with a marathon meeting between them and the management failing to yield any result on Thursday. The meeting would continue on Friday,...
  • 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,...