Jaipur, On the initiative of the Chief Minister Smt. Vasundhara Raje the state government on Wednesday announced 6% hike in the Dearness Allowance (D.A.) of the State Government employees. Dearness Relief (D.R.) for the pensioners has also been increased by 6%.
The D.A. hike would be effective from July 1st, 2015. The prevalent D.A. of the State Government employees was 113% and after the increase it will now be 119% of the basic pay. Nearly 8 lakh employees and 3.5 lakh pensioners would be benefited by this increase in D.A. and Dearness Relief. D.A. hike would also be applicable for the work charge employees, employees of the Panchayat Samitis and Zila Parishads.
The increased D.A. would be paid in cash from September 1st, 2015. The Arrears on account of the increased D.A. from July 1st, 2015 to August 31st, 2015 would be credited in the GPF accounts of the employees appointed before January 1, 2004, while the arrears of the hiked D.A. for July & August months would be paid in cash to the employees appointed after January 1, 2004. The increased Dearness Relief to the pensioners and family pensioners would be paid in cash. Six percent increase in D.A. would cost the state exchequer Rs. 640 crore additional annually in the current financial year.