Dearness allowance gets four percent more dear

Chief Minister's announcement : 4% hike in dearness allowance of State Employees

Raipur, 13 June 2017 - Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh has announced that the state employees will be provided additional installment of four per cent of dearness allowance. After the recommendation of Finance Department Head and Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh, orders in the context were issued from Mantralaya (Mahanadi Bhavan). As per these orders, dearness allowance of State Government's employees will be hiked by 4 per cent from January 1, 2017. Now rate of dearness allowance will increase from 132 per cent to 136 per cent. Finance Department has issued these orders to all the divisional commissioners, department heads and district collectors including chairman, revenue board. As per the orders, additional installment of dearness allowance will be payable from January 1, 2017 onwards. Amount of hiked dearness allowance will be paid in cash. Dearness allowance will be calculated on the basis of basic pay (pay band salary + grade pay). This will not include special salary or individual salary. This order will be applicable on UGC, AICTE, charged employees and casualty wages as well.