Punjab cabinet led by Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Monday decided to enhance Dearness Allowance (DA) from the existing 17 per cent to 28 per cent with effect from July 1, 2021.
The Union Cabinet on October 21 had approved a 3 per cent hike on dearness allowance for central government employees.
According to the Cabinet, the hike will benefit 47.14 lakh current employees of the central government, along with 68.62 lakh pensioners.
The hike in Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) will benefit around 48.34 lakh central government employees and 65.26 lakh pensioners.
A document is doing the rounds on social media claiming resumption of DA to Central Government employees & Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners from July 2021.
In a video message released by the Congress, Manmohan Singh, former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and several other top leaders slammed the government over its decision.
I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar said that government will incur Rs 14,595 crore additional expense on account of this hike.
The move will benefit 50 lakh central government employees and 65 lakh pensioners.
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