6 pc DA hike for state govt employees
The decision was announced by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here today.
Last month, Centre had increased 6 per cent DA for Central government employees. With this, over 50 lakh government employees were benefited.
In November last year, the state government had announced a hike in 5 per cent DA for its employees.
The increased DA, which will be effective from January 1, is provided to government staff and pensioners to compensate them for rising prices.
The relief came amid soaring food prices, as inflation has been ruling above 9 per cent.