Government of India has a special Diwali Gift for the employees this year. There has been a 5 % increase in Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners. This move was made by the Union Cabinet which was led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The rise in the price will be effective soon.
This hike in the payout has been based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC). With this move over 48 lakh Central Government employees and 62 lakh pensioners will benefit from it. Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said that it was a Diwali Gift for the employees. The nation will celebrate the festival of light on October 27.