7th Pay Commission DA hike: Uttarakhand on Wednesday announced a 28 per cent hike in Dearness Allowance (DA) for state government employees with effect from September.
The Chief Minister’s Office said in a statement that Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has announced to lift the moratorium on payment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to his employees. This increased 28% DA will be given from September.
The Central Government announced to increase the Dearness Allowance, DA and Dearness Relief (DR) for central employees and pensioners from the existing rate to 28 percent with effect from July 1, 2021. This step will benefit about 48.34 lakh central government employees and 65.26 lakh pensioners. Now these states have increased the Dearness Allowance.
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Recently, the Government of Bihar, Jharkhand, and Uttar Pradesh had increased the DA. Bihar government announced an 11 per cent hike in Dearness Allowance (DA) for its employees and pensioners. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that now the new rate will increase from 17 percent to 28 percent. This hike in DA will be applicable from July 1. Nitish Kumar said that the Finance Department will soon issue a notification to increase the dearness allowance of state government employees and pensioners.
In Himachal Pradesh, the dearness allowance (DA) of state government employees and pensioners will be increased by 6 percent. This has been announced by the Chief Minister of the state Jai Ram Thakur during the program. The decision to increase the dearness allowance of government employees and pensioners will put a financial burden of Rs 450 crore in the state exchequer. This hike will be effective from July 1.
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