Pradeep Singh

On the eve of Diwali, the Assam government has announced an additional 4 per cent Dearness Allowance (DA) for its employees. The fresh DA announcement will be effective from July 1, 2022.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed the same by taking to Twitter. "Happy to announce 4% additional Dearness Allowance for State Govt employees/All India Service Officers with effect from 1st July, 2022, payable with this month’s salary," tweets Sarma.

Extending his wishes on the upcoming festival of lights, the Chief Minister further wrote, "Hope this will add to the festive fervour. Also extending my good wishes for an auspicious and happy Deepawali!"



Earlier, the Narendra Modi government had announced a 4 per cent hike in Dearness Allowance for Central government employees. The hike in DA came into effect from July 1, 2022. 

The 4 per cent increase took the total DA of the Central government employees to 38 per cent.

It is pertinent to mention here that DA is calculated as a specific percentage of the basic salary and then added to the same. The governments revise DA twice in a year.

Later, Odisha government also announced 3 per cent hike in DA effective January 1, 2022, taking the total dearness allowance of the state employees to 34 per cent.