23 Apr, 2020 4:48p.m.

Govt freezes DA, DR hike

The Finance Ministry on Thursday issued an order freezing the Dearness Allowance (DA) to the Central government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to Central government pensioners at current rates till July 2021.

“The undersigned is directed to say that in view of the crisis arising out of COVID-19, it has been decided that the additional instalment of Dearness Allowance payable to Central government employees and Dearness Relief to Central government pensioners, due from January 1, 2020, shall not be paid,” said the order.

“The additional instalments of Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief due from July 1, 2020, and January 1, 2021, shall also not be paid. However, Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief at current rates will continue to be paid,” it said.

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