New Delhi: Good news, the Uttarakhand cabinet approved on Friday September 25 the increase in the cost allowance for state government employees. Cabinet Minister Subodh Uniyal said state government employees and retirees will get the revised DA retroactively from July 1.
The decision to increase the DA for Uttrakhand government employees was approved by the state cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami. The chief minister decided on August 25 to lift the freeze on DA payments to state government employees.
With the recent increase, DA will now be paid at a rate of 28 percent. All state government employees and retirees will receive a revised DA along with arrears for the past two months – July and August.
The decision will benefit 160,000 civil servants and 150,000 retirees. The step was taken at a time when the central government recently increased the cost allowance for central government employees and retirees.
The DA of central government employees was increased from 11% to 28% from 17%. In addition, the central government is now seeking to increase the DA by 3% more to 31% of the base salary of central government employees.
Following the central government’s decision, several state governments have also approved an increase in the cost allowance for employees in their respective states. Also Read: Delhi HC Remains 3 Years In Jail At Supertech MD, Orders Company To Pay Rs 50 lakh To Buyer
Some of the states that have recently increased the cost allowance for their employees include Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Haryana, Karnataka, and Rajasthan. Also read: JEE Advanced Admit Card 2021 will be released today on jeeadv.ac.in, here’s how to download