Latest DA News : Decision on hiking dearness allowance deferred
Decision on hiking dearness allowance deferred
NEW DELHI: The government on Tuesday deferred a decision on hiking dearness allowance (DA) of central government employees to 80 per cent, from 72 per cent at present.
An increase in DA would have benefitted about 50 lakh employees and 30 lakh pensioners.
"The proposal on DA has been deferred as the Finance Minister was not present," Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari told reporters after the Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here.
Finance Minister Shri P Chidambaram is on an three day official visit to Japan.