DA approval likely in the next Cabinet meeting
Central Government employees and Pensioners are in great disappointment mood due to the lack of decision on additional dearness allowance. The announcement of hiking DA was expected on Monday, but the agenda has been deferred due to non availability of Finance Minister in the Cabinet meeting.
Usually the decision takes in the second week of March and September, this time, it is still pending.
The Cabinet Committee meeting may be held on Thursday, we hope while in the meeting on Today, the agenda will be taken for the decision by the committee.
After approval, necessary orders may be issued immediately by the Ministry of Finance. The enhanced percentage of 8% from basic pay and the total DA will become 80% instead of 72% from January 2013.
Employees will get the arrears on retrospective effect from 1.1.2013, i.e., for the months of Jan, Feb and March.