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7th Pay Commission: Central Government’s Dearness Allowance Hike

By Consultants Review Team

Wednesday, 18 October 2023

Presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Union Cabinet today approved the payment of an additional installment of Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief, which is due on July 1, 2023. This decision will help 48.67 lakh Central Government employees as well as 67.95 lakh pensioners.

"The Dearness Allowance for Central Government Employees and the Dearness Relief for Pensioners have both been increased by 4%." The DA increase would take effect on July 1, 2023, according to Union Minister Anurag Thakur, who announced Cabinet decisions.

The Government of India has announced the award of non-productivity linked bonus (ad hoc bonus) to qualified employees for the fiscal year 2022-23, ahead of an expected Dearness Allowance rise announcement for Central Government Employees. The ad hoc bonus has been granted for officials in Group C and non-gazetted Group B, including paramilitary forces.

According to a Memorandum of the Ministry of Finance sent to the president on October 17, 2023, "The undersigned is directed to convey the President's sanction to the grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc Bonus) equivalent to 30 days emoluments for the accounting year 2022-23 to Central Government employees in Group 'C' and all non-gazetted employees in Group 'B', who are not covered by any Productivity Linked Bonus Scheme."

 

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