11% DA hike to Odisha Govt Employees and Pensioners.
The Odisha government have hiked dearness allowance (DA) by 11% for its employees and pensioners. CM Naveen Patnaik have announced it on Friday.
The hike in DA will come into effect from July 2021.
With this, the DA is increased to 28 % from the existing 17 %. This will benefit a total of four lakh employees and 3.5 lakh pensioners in the state, said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
Last month, the Union Finance Ministry had issued an order to implement the Cabinet decision to hike Dearness Allowance for central government employees to 28% from 1 July.
The Union Cabinet had approved an 11 percentage point hike in DA and Dearness Relief (DR) for central government employees and pensioners with effect from 1 July, benefitting more than 48 lakh central government employees, and 65 lakh pensioners.
In April 2020, the Union Finance Ministry had put on hold an increment in DA till June 30, 2021, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The rate of DA from January 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021, was 17%.
Source : Kalingatv