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5 % DA rise to be announced for government employees as a Diwali gift

The Dearness Allowance (DA) for the central government employees from 1st January to June 30 2019 is still being awaited eagerly. With time passing swiftly and the festival season well on the way with Dushhera just being over, employees’ hopes have been raised by the Cabinet meeting today. The Central Government is likely to announce 7th Pay Commission based DA hike after today’s cabinet meeting. The DA announcement for H2-2019 has been pending since over two months and the speculation was rife that it would be announced in August. However, some people feel that Modi Government may delay it to Diwali so that it would look like a Diwali festival gift to the central government employees. DA announcement may come today, which is ahead of the Dussehra festival. According to the Business sources in the central government, the DA hike could be to equal to 5 %. Central government employees are currently getting 12 % DA effective from January 2019. Central government employees are eagerly waiting for the DA announcement for the H2-2019, effective from July 2019. As per the All India Consumer Price Index (AICPI) data, the government employees are expected to get a massive 5 % DA for H-2 2019.