New Delhi. The Modi government had given a big gift to the central employees a month before Diwali. The Central Government has increased the Dearness Allowance (DA) of central employees by 4 percent. Central employees used to get 34 percent DA which has now increased to 38 percent. Apart from the central government, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, UP, Karnataka, Punjab and Assam governments have announced an increase in DA, giving Diwali gifts to their employees and pensioners.
The Jharkhand cabinet on October 10 approved a proposal to increase the DA by 4 per cent for its employees and pensioners. This increase will be effective from 1 July 2022. This decision will benefit 1.35 lakh employees and pensioners of the state.
The Chhattisgarh government has given a gift of 5 percent increase in DA to the officers and employees of the state before Diwali. On October 14, CM Bhupesh Baghel increased the DA by 5 per cent to 33 per cent. Officials said that the increased rate of DA will be effective from the current month of October.
Haryana government has increased dearness allowance from 34 percent to 38 percent of government employees and pensioners receiving salary under the Seventh Pay Commission. The increased allowance will be applicable from July 1, 2022.
The Uttar Pradesh government has announced an increase of 4 percent in the rate of dearness allowance and dearness relief from July 1. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had given this information by tweeting on 18 October. The UP government has increased the current rate of dearness allowance and dearness relief from 34 percent to 38 percent with effect from July 1, 2022.
The Karnataka government on 7 October approved an increase of 3.75 per cent in dearness allowance of state government employees. Dearness allowance in the state has increased to 31 percent. This will put a burden of Rs 1,282.72 crore on the state exchequer.
The Punjab government on October 21 decided to restore the old pension scheme for its employees. State Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann termed it as a Diwali gift for the employees of the state. The state government has decided to give 6 percent dearness allowance to the employees and pensioners from October 1 this year.
A day before Diwali, the Assam government has increased the dearness allowance by 4 percent. The increased rate in DA will be applicable from July 1 this year.
Tags:, DA hike, Dearness allowance
FIRST PUBLISHED : October 23, 2022, 19:47 IST