Bhubaneswar, Oct 8:
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday announced a Dussehra gift for state government employees in the shape of a 10% increase in dearness allowance (DA). With the latest hike, the DA for government staff has now reached 90%.
According to a press release issued by the Chief Minister’s office, the hike would be implemented with retrospective effect from July 1 this year.
Besides nearly four lakh state government employees, about three lakh pensioners would also benefit from the hike in DA announced today.
The employees will get the hiked DA with their salary for the month of October and the arrears accrued since July by March 2014, the release said.