Bhubaneswar, September 19: The Odisha Government on Monday announced a hike of 3 per cent in the Dearness Allowance (DA) for the State Government employees and pensioners, with retrospective effect from January 1, 2022.
Nearly 7.5 lakh regular employees and pensioners will be benefited in the State.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik approved a proposal in this regard. The rate of DA will now be enhanced to 34 per cent from the existing 31 per cent, said a CMO statement.
The employees will get the additional DA amount in their September salary. The eight months arrear will be paid in another phase, it added.
Around 4 lakh regular employees and 3.5 lakh pensioners of the State Government will be benefited from the hike announced ahead of the Durga Puja festival.