The State Government on Friday raised dearness allowance (DA) by 5 per cent for its employees and pensioners with effect from January 1, 2020.
The hike came five months after the Central Government enhanced DA for its employees by 5 per cent with effect from July 1, 2019.
Notably, the State Government’s announcement of DA hike followed its decision on Thursday to release 10 per cent of the total arrear revised salary as per the 7th Pay Commission recommendations.
After fixation of pay under the ORSP Rules, 2017, the State Government had provided 40 per cent of the total arrear revised salary due for the period from January 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017 during the financial year 2017-18 announcing that balance arrear salary would be issued in due course.
With the latest move, the employees would get 10 per cent of the total arrear revised salary of the aforesaid period from January 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017 on the same terms and conditions applied at the time of drawal of first phase 40 per cent arrear salary. The 10 per cent arrear of the revised salary would be provided by March 20, 2020.