Tag: dearness allowance (DA) increase

  • Odisha announces six percent hike in dearness allowance

    Odisha announces six percent hike in dearness allowance

    Bhubaneswar, (IANS) The Odisha government on Saturday announced  a six percent increase in dearness allowance (DA) for 700,000  government employees and pensioners with effect from January 1 this  year. The government hiked DA from 119 percent to 125 percent – an additional burden of Rs.667.90 crore annually on the  state exchequer, said state Finance Minister…