Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday announced a hike of 5 per cent Dearness Allowance (DA) for government employees Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday announced a hike of 5 per cent Dearness Allowance (DA) for government employees.
The 10% arrears dues will be cleared with effect from January 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017 as per Odisha Revised Scales of Pay Rules, 2017 during 2019-20 financial year.
In a press statement, the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said, "The work-charged employees shall get the above 10% arrear salary in the same manner as applicable to regular government employees in terms of paragraph-1 of Finance Department Resolution No. 26347/F on September 7, 2017."
Last year too Odisha government had raised DA for its government employees and pensioners.
The BJP-led central government during the 73rd Independence Day celebrations had announced a rise of DA for government employees and pensioners by 5 per cent. As per the policymakers, the allowance is designed to offset the impact of price rise on essential commodities and food items.