Central government employees and pensioners' DA and DR were increased from 17 percent to 28 percent effective July 1, 2021.
After DA and DR were placed on hold last year in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the announcement is a massive relief to lakhs of central government employees and pensioners, Hindustan Times reported. Additionally, the government declared that the pay raise of 28 percent would take effect in July 2021. There will be no arrears from January 2020 to June 2021, nullifying the 4 percent increase planned in 2020. There are no further announcements on the increased hike.