The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has brought Diwali cheer to lakh of state government employees and pensioners by increasing the Dearness Allowance to 17 per cent from existing 12 per cent. The moves comes on the basis of the recommendation made in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission,
The increased DA will be applicable effective July 1, 2019. The employees will get arrears as per increased DA in next month salary that is expected to be credited ahead of Diwali. The UP government has decided to credit the salary by October 25, it has been reported earlier.
The Uttar Pradesh government's decision comes after Centre's decision to raise the DA by 5 per cent on October 9.
Dear Allowance/Dearness Relief is paid to government employees/pensioners to adjust the cost of living and to protect their basic pay/pension from erosion in the real value.