In what can be considered a new year gift, the Odisha government on Friday announced a hike in Dearness Allowance (DA) for all state government employees under the 7th Pay Commission.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced a 4% hike in DA. According to an official notice, the hike will be effective from July 1, 2022.
With the latest revision, the rate of DA and DR now stands at 38 percent. This is the second hike in DA this year. In September, the state government had announced a three percent hike in DA and DR for state government employees and pensioners.
Earlier in the year, states like Uttar Pradesh and Haryana had announced a similar hike for all state employees. The Haryana government on October 18 announced an increase in dearness allowance for its employees from the current 34 percent to 38 percent with effect from July 1, 2022. READ MORE
Before that the Uttar Pradesh government raised the dearness allowance for its employees and pensioners.UP CM Yogi Adityanath had announced increasing the dearness allowance and dearness relief of its employees and pensioners from 34 percent at present to 38 percent with effect from July 1, 2022.