New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday decided to increase DA of central government employees and pensioners by 5 per cent.
Briefing the media after the cabinet meeting, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the decision will benefit 50 lakh central government employees and 65 lakh pensioners.
He said it will entail an expenditure of Rs 16,000 crore.
The decision has been taken close to Diwali and will be effective from July this year. (ANI)