New Delhi, October 9: The Dearness Allowance of government employees will be increased by 5 percent, announced Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday. "Under leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, several decision have been taken and the good news for government employees is that the Dearness Allowance has been hiked by 5%," said Javadekar. 7th Pay Commission Diwali 2019 Bonanza: Dearness Allowance (DA) Hiked by 8% for Himachal Pradesh Roadways Employees, Arrears to Be Cleared Before Festive Season.
The beneficiaries of the government's announcement will be the 50 lakh government employees and 62 lakh pensioners. The total expense on part of the government will come to Rs 16,000 crore. 7th Pay Commission Latest News: Diwali Bonus Approved For These Central Government Employees.
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Union Minister Prakash Javadekar: Under leadership of Prime Minister Modi, several decision have been taken and good news for govt employees is that Dearness Allowance has been hiked by 5%. pic.twitter.com/P08ZnEcDIC
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Earlier in the day, ahead of Diwali 2019, employees of roadways in Himachal Pradesh are set to get an increase of 8 percent in Dearness Allowance (DA) under the 7th Pay Commission. Reports inform that before the upcoming festive season, as many as 12,000 employees of Himachal Pradesh Roadways are set to avail the benefits as the Jai Ram Thakur government in the state has announced an increase in the DA of these employees.