March 22, 2012

Additional DA from 1.1.2012, Cabinet likely to approve today........

Additional DA from 1.1.2012, Cabinet likely to approve today
We expected the same that didn’t happen last week, but this Thursday Cabinet may approve 7% additional Dearness allowance from 1.1.2012 for Central Government staff and pensioners.

Normally, the decision on announcing DA to the central government employees was to take place on the 2nd week of March and September every year. But this procedure was being postponed for various reasons. Last year, the announcement of DA from July 2011 was also postponed. The decision on the additional DA from March 2012 is expected to be finalized on 22.03.2012 at the Cabinet meeting scheduled on that day. 
As of now, an increase of 7% is expected which will raise the DA from 58% to 65%. As usual, the DA for March will be paid in April and the arrears for the other two months will be paid separately.

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