Dearness allowance of central employees has been increased to 38 percent. On Wednesday, the Modi cabinet approved to increase it. Employees will also be given DA Arrear for 2 months (July and August).\nCentral employees have got a big gift. Dearness Allowance (DA Hike) has been approved for July 2022 in the Modi cabinet. The cabinet has approved 4 percent increase in dearness allowance. Now the DA of central employees has increased to 38 percent. Dearness Allowance will be applicable from 1st July 2022. Meaning, from July itself, the central employees will get the benefit of 38 percent DA. For this, DA Arrear of 2 months (July and August) will also be given. Earlier, the government had approved the increase in DA in March 2022, which was implemented from January 1. The Central Government increases Dearness Allowance (DA Hike) for its employees twice a year. The first is applicable from January and the second from July. However, it is announced at the end of March and September.\nDearness relief for pensioners also increased\nUnder 7h Pay Commission, apart from central employees, pensioners will also get the benefit of increasing dearness relief. Central pensioners get the same benefit as the increase in dearness allowance. There has also been an increase of 4 percent in dearness relief for them. Now pensioners will also get pension at the rate of 38 percent. If someone\u2019s pension is Rs 20,000, then at the rate of 4 percent, their pension will increase by Rs 800 in a month.\nHow much increase in salary due to increase in DA?\nDA increased by Rs 720\/month for those with minimum basic salary\n1. Minimum Basic Salary \u2013 Rs 18,000\n2. New Dearness Allowance (38%) \u2013 Rs.6840\/month\n3. Dearness Allowance so far (34%) \u2013 Rs.6120\/month\n4. How much dearness allowance increased \u2013 6840-6120= Rs 720\/month\n5. Increase in annual salary \u2013 540X12 = Rs 8640\nDA increased by Rs 2276 \/ month for those with maximum basic salary\n1. Basic salary of the employee \u2013 Rs 56900\n2. New Dearness Allowance (38%) \u2013 Rs 21622\/month\n3. Dearness Allowance till date (34%) \u2013 Rs 19346\/month\n4. How much dearness allowance increased \u2013 21622-19346 = Rs 2276 \/ month\n5. Increase in annual salary \u2013 1707X12 = Rs 27312\nNote: The calculation has been done on the basis of basic salary. However, the increase in salary is more when other allowances are added to it. With the increase in DA, other allowances are also affected.\nHow is Dearness Allowance calculated?\nHow will DA be calculated and how will it be decided. If Dearness Allowance (DA Hike) is to be increased by 4 percent, then it can be calculated on the basic salary. If someone\u2019s basic salary is Rs 20,000, then at the rate of 4 per cent, his monthly salary will increase by Rs 800.