The Narendra Modi-led NDA government on Wednesday 5 per cent hike in the Dearness Allowance (DA) for Central govt employees and pensioners reports said.

As many as 50 lakh government employees and 65 lakh pension holders will be benefitted from by the government decision. Union minister Prakash Javadekar said the ruling BJP government has increased the DA from existing 12 per cent to 17 per cent and the hiked rate will be applicable retrospectively from July 2019.

The government’s decision to hike DA by 5 per cent, at a time when the country is witnessing an economic slowdown, is said to be a bumper Diwali gift by the central government employees and pensioners.

Earlier, the government had announced only 2-3 per cent hike in DA for government employees. For this purpose, the government will shell out a total of Rs 16,000 crore.

Similarly,  the Centre has also decided to double the remuneration of Asha workers from existing Rs 1,000 t Rs 2,000, Javadekar said.

7th CPC recommended different fitment factors 4 various level GOI employees:
Level [email protected] 2.57
Level 6-9  @ 2.62
Level 10-12 @ 2.67
Level 14-16 @ 2.72
Level 17 @ 2.81
Level 18 @ 2.78
Ahead of Diwali, the Himachal Pradesh Roadways hiked the Dearness Allowance (DA)  of its employees by 8 per cent.

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur announced that as amany as 12,000 employees of Himachal Pradesh Roadways will avail the benefits.

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