Good News for state govt employees as They Get DA Hike

BENGALURU, March 13: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday hiked the dearness allowance (DA) for state government employees from 38.75 to 42.5% of their basic pay.

The fresh DA hike is applicable from January 1, 2024. This will apply to pensioners as well.

This 3.75 percentage point hike will cost the exchequer Rs 1,792.71 crore annually.

The state government has also hiked the DA by four percentage points from 46% to 50% for staff covered under UGC/AICTE/ICAR and the NJPC pay scales.

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