New Delhi: News regarding the hike in Dearness Allowance of the central government employees with effect from 1 July 2022 has recently gone viral in social media. A letter, apparently issued by the Department of Expenditure of the Ministry of Finance dated 20 September 2022 mentions the hike in DA by 4 percent.
From what it appears like an Office Memorandum, the letter says that Dearness Allowance of Central Government employees has been increased from 34 percent to 38 percent. It is also written in this letter that the order to increase the dearness allowance has been implemented from July 1, 2022.
Rebutting the claims, PIB has tweeted that the order circulating on WhatsApp which claims that the additional installment of Dearness Allowance will be effective from 01.07.2022 is Fake. PIB further says that the Department of Expenditure has not issued any such order.
This order is #Fake
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