Central government employees are in cheers following the decision of the Union Cabinet to  hike  Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) by 3 per cent to 34 per cent.

This move of the Modi government is expected to benefit over 1.16 crore central government employees and pensioners.

As per the Cabinet decision,the additional instalment will be effective from January 1, 2022. This was stated by an official release after the Cabinet meeting.

“This increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission,” it said.

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