Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced a Dearness Allowance(DA) hike of seven percent for government employees and pensioners with retrospective effect from July this year.
Approximately four lakh State government employees and three lakh pensioners will be benefitted with the recent hike in the dearness allowance and decision on the TI.
The state government increased the DA to 132 percent from the present 125 percent.
The increase in DA for the July 1 to November 30 period will be remitted in a lump sum in the bank accounts of employees. The hike from the current month will be paid together with their salaries.