Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Tuesday hiked the dearness allowance (DA) for state government employees and pensioners by two per cent.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had approved a proposal to implement the hike.
The hike will be implemented with retrospective effect from July 1, 2018, said a statement from the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO).
This apart, the State government has also hiked the Dearness Relief (TI) by two percent.
With the two per cent hike, the total increase is now nine per cent.
Similarly, work charge employees and staff and lecturers of fully-aided non-governmental colleges will also be entitled for the 2 percent hike in the DA.
The move comes after the Union Cabinet hiked the Dearness Allowance (DA) for Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) for pensioners by two percent.