Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Monday hiked the dearness allowance (DA) for government employees by an additional 2 per cent.
The hiked allowance will be applicable retrospectively from July 1, 2018, said a statement from the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO). The hike was approved by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. With this, the total increase is now 9 per cent, the CMO said.
The state government has also increased the dearness relief (DR) by 2 per cent. Similarly, work charge employees and staff and lecturers of fully-aided non-governmental colleges will also be benefited by the DA hike.