1 percentage DA hike to central government employees and pensioners

by National | 12-09-2017 | 255 views

Delhi : The union government cleared a 1% increase in Dearness Allowance to central government employees and pensioners, and approved a bill to raise the gratuity ceiling for private sector employees. The government increased Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief to 5% from 4 % which will benefit around 49.26 lakh central government employees and 61.17 lakh pensioners, an official statement said.

The decisions were taken when PM Narendra Modi chaired his first Cabinet meeting since expanding his government. The statement said the decisions regarding the gratuity and the DA were taken after considering inflation and wage increase in the case of people engaged in private sector, “The government is of the view that the entitlement of gratuity should be revised for employees who are covered under the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972.” Experts welcome the move.

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