Assam government today announced to hike Dearness Allowance of its employees by six per cent with effect from this month.
The hike in DA would be applicable on existing scale of an employee, Assam finance minister Himata Biswa Sarma said at a press conference here.
The Union Government had hiked the DA for its employees by two per cent, while the state government has decided to raise the same by six per cent as the Centre’s increase was on revised salary, he said.
Sarma said the increase in DA would put an additional burden of about Rs 300 crore on the state exchequer.
He further said the commission appointed for recommending revision of pay for state government employees has finalised its report and it would be submitted within this month.
“The new pay structure will come into effect from April next year… At present, the salary and pension costs about Rs 30,000 crore to the state exchequer annually,” Sarma added.