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Odisha government employees will get a 5 percent enhanced dearness allowance

Bhubaneswar:17/3/20: The employees will get a 5 percent enhanced dearness allowance (DA) with retrospective effect from July 1, 2019, Odisha government announcement said.

The announcement on Tuesday by AKK Meena, Principal Secretary,  Finance, said the government is releasing an additional dose of DA at the rate of 5% enhancing the existing rate from 12% to 17% on the basic pay with effect from 01.7.2019. The announcement comes under the ORSP Rules, 2017.

Meena said: “The additional dose of DA from 01.7.2019 to 31.12.2019 will be paid in cash. The last date for presentation of the bill towards drawal of arrear claims in respect of DA @5% from 01.7.2019 in the Treasures Special Treasures Sub-Treasures in the current financial year is 26.3.2020”.

The office order said all-India service officers serving in the affairs of the State government for which the GA & PG Department will issue orders separately.

Work-charged employees drawing on a regular scale of pay under the ORSP Rules, 2017 are also eligible to get the increased DA, finance secretary said.

The government order said teaching and non-teaching staff of fully aided non-government educational institutions those are covered under ORSP Rules, 2017 and the teaching and non-teaching staff of Universities who are in receipt of the regular scale of pay under ORSP Rules, 2017 for whom the State government is bearing full salary cost will get the hiked DA.

The letter stated that these also include teachers of Universities who enjoy the AICTE/UGC scale under ORSP (College Teachers Rules, 2019).

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