About 47.14 lakh central government employees and 68.62 lakh retirees will profit from this.
With buoyant revenue, the union government can pay the DA arrears of its employees in a few installments.
Govt pensioners must submit their life certificate at the nearest bank or post office between November 1 to Novemebr 30 every year.
1.6 lakh state government employees and 1.5 lakh pensioners to benefit from the hike that is effective July 1
In April last year, the govt had put on hold increment in DA for 50 lakh central government employees and 61 lakh pensioners till June 30, 2021
Central government pension news updates: The move will benefit around 84 lakh central government pension holders
The dearness allowance freeze took place at a time when inflation has frequently been above 6%, breaching the tolerance band of Reserve Bank of India,
Jeevan Pramaan is an Aadhaar-based Digital Life Certificate for pensioners
Many pensioners complained about problems in getting pension due non-availability of Aadhaar cards or their fingerprints becoming unreadable