New Delhi, Oct 9 : Cabinet on Wednesday approved five per cent additional dearness allowance or dearness relief over the existing rate of 12 percent of the basic pay or pension due from July 2019.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar while briefing media on the Cabinet meeting decisions here said, 'This decision is like a Diwali bonus for the Central government employees and is set to benefit 50 lakh employees.' He said an amount of Rs 16,000 crore will be allocated towards payment of DA of government employees and pensioners due from July 2019.
On the issue of displaced people, Mr Javadekar said, 'An amount of Rs 5.50 lakh will be paid per family to the 5,300 displaced families in Jammu and Kashmir for rehabilitation.'(UNI)