14 February 2020
Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday announced a hike in 5 per cent for Dearness Allowance (DA) for the state government employees and pensioners with effect from January 1, 2020.
In addition to the hike, 10 per cent arrears of 7th Pay commission will also be rolled out.
Last year too Odisha government had raised DA for its government employees and pensioners.
The BJP-led central government during the 73rd Independence Day celebrations had announced a rise of DA for government employees and pensioners by 5 per cent. As per the policymakers, the allowance is designed to offset the impact of price rise on essential commodities and food items.