New Delhi, May 19: The Railway Board has increased the Dearness Allowance (DA) of the employees by 14 per cent.
The 14 per cent DA hike will come with 10 months of arrears. The Railway Board has purportedly announced DA hike in two parts of 7 per cent each will be applicable for those employees who are working under the 6th Pay Commission.
Dearness Allowance has been increased by 7 per cent (two chunks each) with effect from July 1, 2021 and by 7 per cent from January 1, 2022.
At present, the employees getting salary under the Sixth Pay Commission are getting 189 per cent DA. The DA of these employees will increase to 196 per cent with effect from July 1, 2021, i.e by 7 percent. Similarly, on increasing 7 per cent from January 1, 2022, it will increase to 203 per cent. Clubbing the two hikes, which employees will get payment in their May salary along with arrears of 10 months.