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August 26, 1981, Forty Years Ago: DA Uncertain

Replying to a question in the Rajya Sabha, he said that the government has been making payments of DA as a matter of policy.

By: Editorial |
Updated: August 26, 2021 5:37:19 am
This is the front page of The Indian Express published on August 26, 1981.

Union finance minister R Venkataraman refused to give a firm commitment on the payment of instalment of dear allowance due to Central government employees. Replying to a question in the Rajya Sabha, he said that the government has been making payments of DA as a matter of policy. It’s not a contractual obligation. Therefore, there is no question of automatic payment whenever there was a rise in the cost of the living index. The question was tabled by Dharamchand Jain. Replying to supplementary questions, the finance minister said that the state of finances will have to be taken into consideration. The government has paid DA up to February, this year. Kalyansundaram of the CPI said DA was linked to cost of living index and not to government revenue or budget proposals.

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