Centre approves hike in DA by 2%

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The Union Government on Wednesday approved the two percent hike in the dearness allowance for government employees. The hike in DA would be effective from January 1, 2017.

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The decision was taken at the cabinet meeting on Wednesday. The DA has been increased to neutralise the impact of inflation on their earnings.

The average CPI-IW to be taken into account for raising DA is 4.95% from 1 January to 31 December, 2017.

Since the government has already hiked the dearness allowance by 2% in October last year from 1 July , 2016, it will now raise it further by 2%.

The dearness allowance is paid as proportion of the basic pay of the central government employees.

Here are the highlights of other decisions taken at the Wednesday's cabinet meeting:


  • The Union Cabinet has approved Indian Institutes of Information Technology (Public- Private Partnership) Bill, 2017.
  • The Union Cabinet has approved special assistance for Andhra Pradesh in funding of externally aided projects and irrigation component of Polavaram project.
  • The Union Cabinet has approved the sale of 24% of equity holding in Lubrizol India Private Limited by Indian Oil to Lubrizol Corporation USA.
  • The Union Cabinet has approved revised MoU and Mode of Operation between India and Bangladesh for establishing Border Haats on India-Bangladesh border.

(OneIndia with inputs from PTI)

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