NEW DELHI: The Dearness Allowance of government employees will be raised by five per cent, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said today, calling it a “Diwali gift”. Some 50 lakh government employees will benefit from the move.
The decision was approved at a cabinet meeting this morning. The Dearness Allowance will be raised from 12 to 17 per cent, said the minister. The move will cost the government Rs. 16,000 crore rupees.
“This will bring cheer to the working class, the central government has been announcing steps for many sectors,” Mr Javadekar said.
Source By NDTV