Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Apr 20:
The Odisha government today announced a hike of six percent in dearness allowance (DA) for its employees.
The hike in DA approved by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will be applicable to all state government employees including the work charged and job contract employees , said an official release from the Chief Minister’s Office here.
The hike in DA will come into force with retrospective effect from January 1 this year while the employees will get the hike in the DA in their salary from April .
The decision will benefit four lakh government employees, the release said.
It may be noted that state government employees are currently getting 107 percent DA on their basic pays shich will go up to 113 percent with this hike, the release added.