Pradeep Singh

A day after the Narendra Modi government announced a 4 per cent hike in Dearness Allowance (DA) for Central government employees, the Rajasthan government on Thursday increased its staff's DA to 38 per cent.

The Ashok Gehlot government approved an increase of 4 per cent in DA of the state employees today. Now, a 38 per cent dearness allowance will be payable to the state employees and pensioners which will be effective from July 1, 2022, informed Rajasthan CMO.

Around 8 lakh Rajasthan government employees and 4.4 lakh pensioners are likely to be benefited from the DA hike.

On Wednesday, the Modi government announced a 4 per cent hike in Dearness Allowance for the Central government employees effective July 1, 2022. The 4 per cent increase has taken the total DA of the employees to 38 per cent.

The hike will reportedly cost the Centre Rs 12852 crore, but it will benefit around 52 lakh Central government employees and pensioners.

It is pertinent to mention here that the DA and DR are revised on the basis of retail inflation-industrial workers. The government revises DA twice in a year.

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