Odisha Government hikes DA by 5% for employees

Bhubaneswar: With the beginning of the budget session of Odisha Assembly today, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced a hike of 5 per cent Dearness Allowance (DA) for its employees and pensioners with retrospective effect from January 1, 2020.

The announcement was made a day after the State Government announced to clear the 10 per cent arrears pending on account of retrospective implementation of 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations with effect from January 1, 2016-August 31, 2017 yesterday.

The decision of Odisha Government will benefit around 3.5 lakh state government employees.

Notably, the Central Government had already given a hike in DA by 5% to its employees with effect from July, 2019.

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  1. Ajaya says

    It is not a very good news for GOVT.Servants.The DA hike should be from July 2019.The state government servants will loose 6months arrear.

  2. K.s.swain says

    Very Bad Decision Odisha Government loose Six months D.A.arrier Government employees very bad

  3. Mohammed Quamru zaman says

    Here Odisha Govt. initiates a very bad example of reducing hike of D.A. as well as Dearness Relief to its employees as well as pensioners.The Govt.of India will announce 4% of hike in D.A . and D.R. for its employees and pensioners with effect from 1 January,2020.Odisha will the announce this with effect from 1 July,2020. Therefore this will be a trend of Govt. of Odisha for all time to come.

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