New Delhi: In a major development on Tuesday, the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in a cabinet briefing approved a hike in the dearness allowance (DA) for government employees and pensioners by 3 percent. The increase in dearness allowance by 3 percent is intended to benefit about one crore central government employees and pensioners. The dearness allowance to government employees and pensioners has been increased from the present 9 percent to 12 percent. The decision will be effective from January 1, 2019, onwards.
Other than this, the Union Cabinet today, February gave its nod to issue the Triple Talaq ordinance. The Cabinet has given its nod to the Triple Talaq ordinance, said FM Jaitley