Govt freezes DA, DR hike for employees, pensioners till July 2021

Coronavirus (Covid-19): Govt freezes DA, DR hike for employees, pensioners till July 2021, The Finance Ministry, however, stated that the DA and DR at current rates will continue to be paid.

Updated: Apr 23, 2020 14:58 IST

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Hari Aditya

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Govt freezes DA, DR hike for employees, pensioners till July 2021

Suspension of DA and DR by Finance Ministry

On Thursday, the Ministry of Finance agreed to suspend the additional Dearness Allowance (DA) payable to central government workers and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners due as of 1 January 2020 in the light of the Covid-19 crisis. 

"It has been decided that the additional installment of DA payable to central government employees and DR to central government pensioners due from 1st January 2020 shall not be paid. The additional installments of DA and DR due from 1st July 2020 and 1st January 2021 shall also not be paid," said the Ministry of Finance.