The State government on Monday announced an increase in the Dearness Allowance (DA) by six per cent for its employees effective from January 1, 2015. The hike in DA approved by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will be applicable to all state government employees including the work charged and job contract employees.
The hike in DA would come into force with retrospective effect from January 1 this year and the employees would avail the enhanced DA in their salary from April. The decision would benefit four lakh government employees.
The State government employees are currently getting 107 percent DA on their basic pays which will go up to 113 percent with this hike.