Good New for Central Government Employees before Holy Utsab (The festival of colours) . Today Indian Government hikes 6% Dearness Allowance -DA for almost 10 millions Central Government employees (almost 4.8 millions current employees and 5.2 millions pensioners). Now the DA has moved to 125% from the current level of 119%. Due to good CPI (Consumer Price Index) data, government had made its plans of hiking the Dearness allowance by 6% . The details Government Order-GO will be available soon on finance ministry official website.