7th Pay Commission: Good news! Govt Increases Allowances For These Employees

Bhubaneswar: It seems Odisha government is trying its best to woo voters ahead of the 2019 general elections. The State government has announced a hike of dearness allowance (DA) by 3% for its employees and pensioners.

As per a notification issued by the State government, the dearness allowance hike will come into effect retrospectively from January 1, 2019. A proposal in connection with this was approved by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today.

The move comes after the Union Cabinet on February 19 increased the DA by 3% for its employees and pensioners. The decision in this regard was taken at the Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Earlier, in April 2018, the DA for Odisha government employees was hiked by two percent. However, the demand of hike in the minimum pay of the Central government employees beyond the recommendation of the 7th pay Commission is yet to be considered by the Narendra Modi government.