The Central government can give a big gift to its employees in the month of July. It is reported that the increase in DA of government employees is almost certain and the government can announce it next month.

The DA is announced twice a year – in January and in July.

It is being speculated that due to a rise in retail inflation, Government may factor that in the DA amount for July 2022. 7th Pay Commission Latest Update: Ahead of Dearness Allowance Hike, Finance Ministry Changes LTC Rules for Central Government Employees; Check Details

The announcement regarding DA is normally made in March and September every year. However for one-and-a-half years after December 31, 2019, no hike or change was effected in the DA amount due to Coronavirus pandemic.

The Finance Ministry had stopped the DA hike from January 2020 until June 30, 2021, due to the Pandemic. The DA hike restarted in July last year. 7th Pay Commission Latest Update: Centre Likely To Increase 4 Allowances in July 2022, DA To Be Hiked by 5%; Check Details

Subsequently, on the basis of the 7th Pay Commission's recommendations, DA for all Central Government employees was hiked in July 2021 to 28 per cent from 17 per cent.

Later in October 2021, DA was again hiked by three per cent and the increased amount also became effective from July 1, 2021.

Due to these two hikes, from July 1, 2021 itself, all Government employees had started receiving DA at the rate of 31 per cent.

After that on January 1, 2022 also, a three per cent hike in DA was announced, after which Government employees have been receiving DA at 34 per cent rate.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jun 26, 2022 10:26 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website