Orissa Govt hikes 7 percent DA for employees

Bhubaneswar: Doling out Dusshera bonanza for its employees, the Orissa government today announced an additional seven per cent dearness allowance, official sources said.

The state government employees who were availing 51 percent of DA would get 58 percent DA from the month of July, 2011, they said.

The employees would get the 58 percent DA in their October salary.

About five lakh government employees and over two lakh pension holders would get the benefit from the new announcement.

Chief minister Naveen Patnaik announced this after an official meeting with finance department officials.

Two days ago, Patnaik had announced doubling of pension for freedom fighters.