Govt likely to merge DA with basic pay
Cabinet to hike DA by 10 percent benefiting 50 lakh central government employees and 30 lakh pensioners
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NEW DELHI, February 21 : The Union Cabinet could approve a proposal to merge dearness allowance (DA) with basic pay, benefiting about 50 lakh central government employees and 30 lakh pensioners.
The Cabinet may also hike dearness allowance (DA) by 10 percent to 100 percent.
As per practice, the DA is merged with basic pay when it breaches the 50 percent mark. DA merger helps employees as their other allowances are paid as a proportion of basic pay.
The government had announced a hike of 10 percent to 90 percent in September last year, effective from July 1, 2013.
According to an official source, the preliminary assessment suggests that dearness allowance hike will not be less than 10 percent and would be effective from January 1 this year...
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