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DA Hiked By 4%? Govt Says It’s Fake News

The PIB fact check took to twitter and debunked the letter in circulation and said that the department of expenditure has not issued any such type of order.

Government Raises Dearness Allowance of Central Government Employees by 4%
Government Raises Dearness Allowance of Central Government Employees by 4% (Image: PTI)

New Delhi: An order is in circulation with the claim that the additional installment of Dearness Allowance will be effective from July 1 2022. However, the government has clarified that it has not issued any such order.

The letter attributed to the Ministry Of Finance, Department Of Expenditure says ”The president is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to central government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 34 percent to 38 percent of the basic pay with effect from 1st July 2022.”

The order also reads that “The term Basic Pay” in the revised pay structure means that the pay drawn in the prescribed level in the Pay Matrix as per 7th pay commission recommendations accepted by the government, but does not include any other type of pay like special pay, etc.”

Issuing a clarification, The PIB fact check took to twitter and debunked the letter in circulation and said that the department of expenditure has not issued any such type of order.

The government also clarified that it has no plans of setting up the 8th pay commission for central government employees. In respect of Armed Forces and Railway personnel separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.

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The government said that the provisions of the 7th CPC allow revision of salaries and pensions at any time as per the requirement. These orders are issued in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General Of India as mandated under Article 148(5) of the Indian constitution.