The Narendra Modi-led Centre had earlier increased the Dearness Allowance (DA) for its lakhs of employees to 28 per cent from 17 per cent, with effect from July 1.
Later, the House Rent Allowance (HRA) of the government employees was also hiked with effect from August 2021.
While issuing the order, the central government had said that the house rent allowance and DA should be increased on the basis of the basic salary of government employees. As per the rules, the HRA would be raised by 3 per cent, when DA crosses 25 per cent of the employee’s basic pay. In 2017, the Department of Expenditure had issued an order wherein it had said that when the dearness allowance will exceed 25%, the HRA will be revised automatically.
Though nothing has been confirmed as yet, a media report claimed that HRA as per the revised rates will be paid along with the salary of this month.