New Delhi, Apr 23: The additional installment of Dearness Allowance to Central government employees and Dearness Relief to Central government pensioners due from January 1, 2020, will not be paid because of the financial strains due to the Novel Coronavirus crisis, the government said on Thursday.
Additional installments of DA and DR from July 1, 2020 and January 1, 2021 will also not be paid, the Finance Ministry said in a statement. However, the DA and DR at current rates will continue to be paid, it added. The DA and DR were hiked by four per cent last month and now, they have been put on hold.
'As and when the decision to release the future installment of DA and DR due from July 1, 2021 is taken by the government, the rates of DA and DR as effective from January 1, 2020; July 1, 2020 and January 1, 2021, will be restored prospectively and cumulative revised rate will be effective from July 1, 2021,' the government further said. No arrears for period from January 1, 2020 till June 30, 2021 will be paid, it added. (UNI)