Govt. announced 5% DA for Central Employees

Published on October 09, 2019
Current context: The government in its Cabinet meeting on 9th October 2019, has announced 5% Dearness Allowance for Central Government employees and pensioners.
Govt. announced 5% DA for Central Employees
  • It will benefit 50 lakh Central Government employees and 65 lakh, pensioners.
  • The DA is added as a Diwali gift from government and will be paid from July 2019.
  • The government has also sanctioned a relief package for 5,300 displaced Kashmiri families in which they will be given 5.5 lakh rupees per family.
  • The Union cabinet has also decided to relax the date for mandatory requirement of Aadhaar seeding for release of benefits under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PMKSN) till 30th November 2019.
  • The scheme provides income support of Rs 6,000 per year to landholding families and the amount is released in 4 instalments of Rs 2000 each.

Questions: 

Q.1 The Central government has recently announced _____ Dearness Allowance for Central Government employees and pensioners?
a. 4%
b. 5%
c. 7%
d. 10%

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