7 % DA for state Govt employees

Bhubaneswar: The state government today announced increase of dearness allowance (DA) for its employees by seven per cent, official sources said.

The government employees who were getting 65 per cent DA will be entitled to get 72 per cent as DA from July 2012, a release issued by the chief minister's Office said.

The enhanced DA will be effective from the month of July 2012. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has directed the finance department to release the aereer amount to the employees soon.