Vikash Sharma

The Odisha government on Monday announced a hike in dearness allowance (DA) in favour of State Government Employees, covered under the ORSP Rules, 2017.

The decision to increase the dearness allowance by three per cent to 34 per cent from existing 31 per cent has been taken after considering the overall financial resources and fiscal target stipulated under Odisha Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2005.

The additional dose of dearness allowance enhancing the same from the existing rate of 31 per cent to 34 per cent on the Basic pay with effect from 01.01.2022 and the manner of payment to the State Government employees will also be applicable to the following category of employees covered under ORSP Rules, 2017:

All India Service Officers serving in the affairs of the State Government for which GA & PG Department will issue Orders separately.

Work- Charged Employees drawing in regular scale of pay under the ORSP Rules, 2017. Teaching & Non-Teaching staff of fully Aided Non-Government educational institutions those are covered under ORSP Rules, 2017.

The non-teaching staff of universities who are in receipt of regular scale of pay and covered under ORSP Rules, 2017 for whom the State Government is bearing full salary cost. These also include teachers of Universities who enjoy AICTE/UGC scale under ORSP (College Teachers) Rules, 2019.

The dearness allowance hike will also be admissible to the State Government employees who were in service on 01.01.2022 but have ceased to be in service at the time of sanction of D.A. as per the revised scale of pay.