Mumbai, August 24: The July DA hike is something that many central government employees are looking forward to. It's expected that the announcement will come shortly. Although the DA raise announcement date is not yet official, media reports have suggested that it would probably happen in September 2023. As per the reports, the government is anticipated to raise the dearness allowance (DA) by 3% points to 45%, given that the country's retail inflation reached a 15-month high in July. The increase of DA will take effect on July 1, 2023.

The CPI-IW for June 2023 was released on July 31, 2023. We are demanding a four percentage point hike in dearness allowance. But the dearness allowance hike works out to be a little over three percentage points. 7th Pay Commission Latest News Today: Centre To Hike DA by 4% for Its Employees? Decision Likely After Union Cabinet Meeting on March 22.

The government does not factor in hiking DA beyond the decimal point. Thus DA is likely to be increased by three percentage points to 45 per cent, All India Railwaymen Federation General Secretary Shiva Gopal Mishra was quoted saying by the news agency PTI.

According to Mishra, the finance ministry's expenditure department would create a proposal to raise the dividend allowance (DA) and account for the associated revenue. The proposal will then be presented to the Union Cabinet for approval, following which the announcement of the DA rise will be made.

At now, more than one crore retirees and workers of the federal government receive a 42% dearness payment. Pensioners receive DR, but central government employees receive DA. Two times a year, in January and July, DA and DR are increased. 7th Pay Commission: Centre To Raise Fitment Factor After DA Hike? Check Latest News Updates Here.

The DA was last raised in March 2023, when it went up from 4% to 42%. According to a number of publications, the next DA raise is anticipated to be 3% given the current pace of inflation.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Aug 24, 2023 06:49 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website