Odisha Govt hikes DA by 11%; 4 lakh employees, 3.5 lakh pensioners to be benefited


Bhubaneswar, October 8: As a Durga Puja gift, Odisha Government has raised the dearness allowance (DA) for the State Government employees and pensioners by 11 per cent, from existing 17 per cent to 28 per cent.

The benefits will be effective retrospectively from July 1, 2021.

“The decision will benefit 4 lakh employees and 3.5 lakh pensioners in the State,” the Chief Minister’s Office said in a statement.

The employees will get their increased salary from October and they will also get the three months’ hiked DA in cash.

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