A month after the Central government raised the dearness allowance (DA) of its employees by 4 per cent as per the 7th pay commission, many states have now also announced an increase in the DA for their employees. While some raised the DA by 4 per cent, some announced a 3 per cent hike for their employees. Here’s how much the state has increased the dearness allowance for their respective employees.
Arunachal Hikes DA by 4%
The Arunachal Pradesh government last week hiked Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) by 4% for state government employees and pensioners. The announcement was made by Chief Minister Pema Khandu on X.
Notably, the DA and DR have been hiked from 42 per cent to 46 per cent, with effect from July 1. “The DA and DR arrears from July 1, 2023 to October 31, 2023 shall be paid in cash. Wish you all a very Diwali,” the chief minister said in a statement.
Arunachal Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein said the expenditure on account of DA and DR allowances shall be met from existing budget provisions.
Chandigarh Hikes DA by 4%
Karnataka Hikes DA by 3.75%
In the similar manner, the Karnataka government also announced a 3.75 per cent hike in the Dearness Allowance (DA) for state government employees. The hike is also included pensioners. The state government said it was revising the dearness allowance from the existing 35 per cent to 38.75 per cent.
The Karnataka government also announced that the lecturers on the UGC/AICTE/ICAR scale and the judicial officers will get a hike of four per cent in their DA.
Tamil Nadu hikes DA by 4%
Assam Hikes DA by 4%
Uttar Pradesh Hikes DA by 4%
The Uttar Pradesh government announced a 4% hike in the dearness allowance (DA) for the state government employees and pensioners as a Diwali gift. With this, the DA was increased from 42 to 46%, the chief minister’s office said in a statement.
Taking to the X (formerly Twitter), CM Yogi said, “Dearness allowance at the rate of 46% of the basic salary will be provided to all state government employees, aided educational and technical educational institutions, urban bodies, UGC employees, work-charged employees and pensioners who are contributing to the progress of Uttar Pradesh.
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