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The Centre on Wednesday increased the Dearness Allowance (DA) for government employees from 12% to 17%. The announcement was made by Union Minister Prakash Javadekar. 
The Centre on Wednesday increased the Dearness Allowance (DA) for government employees from 12% to 17%. The announcement was made by Union Minister Prakash Javadekar. 
The increased percentage in Dearness Allowance will benefit around 50 lakh employees and more than 62 lakh who receive pensions.
 
The increment in the DA will put an extra burden of Rs 16,000 crore on the government's spending.