The Haryana government today announced to enhance the rate of Dearness Allowance (DA) payable to the state government employees from existing 72 per cent to 80 per cent and it would be given in cash with effect from 1 January, 2013.
Stating this here, state's finance minister HS Chatha said that eight per cent increase had been made in the DA of Haryana government employees on the pattern of Central government employees.
It would put annual burden of Rs 420 crore on the state exchequer. However, the liabilities for the current financial year would be Rs 490 crore as Dearness Allowance would be paid to the employees for 14 months from 1 January, 2013 to February 2014, an official release said.
Source : PTI