The government is likely to approve a hike in dearness allowance (DA) to 119 per cent from the existing 113 per cent, benefiting the Central Government Employees around 30 lakh employees and its 50 lakh pensioners including dependents.
With increase in Dearness Allowance, the pensioners will also gain as the benefit provided to them as dearness relief will be hiked to 119 per cent of basic pay
The last revise in DA was April 2015 this year from 107 per cent to 113 per cent. The increase was effective from January 1, 2015.
However, the official announcement from the government expected during September 2015.