Report by Pravuprasad Routray, Bhubaneswar: Odisha government declares 10% DA hike for its employees on the occasion of Durga Puja. DA reaches 90%. The enhanced rate of DA would be effective from July 2013.
Nearly 4 lakh employees and 3 lakh pensioners will get the benefits of Dearness allowance hike. The employees and retired persons would get the increased salaries and pensions respectively along with their regular payment for the month of October. Following with the Central Government, the Odisha Government has decided to grant one more additional dose of Dearness allowance to its employees.
The state government employees, who were getting 80 per cent DA, would now get 90 per cent DA.