Fake Dearness Allowance Order Surfaces Online
Announcements that have appeared on social media, proclaiming a hike in Dearness Allowance for Central Government employees, have been declared false and misleading. Also, claims that an announcement was made by the Finance Ministry on March 30 have also been stated as false.
Central Government employees are given a dearness allowance hike in Jan and July of each year. The announcement of DA as declared by the Cabinet Ministry in March and September. So, the enhanced payment of DA will be given in the March and September salary itself. And also the arrears will be given for two months.
Confirmation of the 6% DA hike for 01.01.2015 will be issued by the Ministry of Finance after getting the Cabinet’s approval only. With no approval being given until March 30, some social media carried reports on April 1 that a hike was announced by the Finance Ministry.