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Rashmi Ranjan

The Uttarakhand government has announced to increase the Dearness Allowance of the State government employees to 28 per cent. 

The Pushkar Singh Dhami-ruled government made the announcement in this regard on Wednesday and said the DA hike will come into effect from September 1.
 
“Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami has announced to lift the freeze on the payment of dearness allowance (DA) to its employees; the increased 28% DA will be given from September,” read a statement released by the chief minister’s office. 

With this announcement, around 1,60,000 government employees and nearly 1,50,000 pensioners will be benefited.

Besides, the Uttarakhand CM said a decision on grade pay of police personnel will be taken soon. 

Notably, the DA freeze was imposed last year in keeping with a similar decision by the Centre.

Recently, several States including Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Bihar hiked the DA for their state government employees.

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