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Odisha Chief Minister has announced a three percent hike in DA for state government employees

Bhubaneswar:31/12/21: On the eve of New Year, here comes a piece of good news for the state government employees of Odisha. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced a three percent hike in Dearness Allowance (DA) for state government employees.

The hike will be effective retrospectively from July 1, 2021. With this, the DA for government employees went up from 28 percent to 31 percent.

The Dearness Relief (TI) for pensioners has also been increased by three percent. It will benefit 7.5 lakh government employees and pensioners in the state.

The Chief Minister also announced to release of 30% arrears from pay scale revision under the 7th Pay Commission.

Notably, the employees have received 50 percent of their increased pay from January 2018 to August 2018 as per the 7th Pay Commission. This will benefit around four lakh government employees in the state.

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