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8th Pay Commission: Govt gets proposal for hike in DA, basic pay, pension

With a decade between each pay commissions, the next installment is expected to take effect from January 1, 2026

8th Pay Commission: Govt gets proposal for hike in DA, basic pay, pension
Updated On : 19 Jun 2024 | 12:55 PM IST

DA hike announced for government employees in these states: Check details

The hike is expected to benefit millions, including teachers, health care professionals, police personnel, administrative staff, among others

DA hike announced for government employees in these states: Check details
Updated On : 12 Jun 2024 | 11:19 AM IST

WB announces 4% DA hike for state govt employees with effect from Apr 1

Bengal's Chief Secy said that the government of West Bengal increased the Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief by 4 percent in the state. The government notification was released on Tuesday

WB announces 4% DA hike for state govt employees with effect from Apr 1
Updated On : 11 Jun 2024 | 10:24 PM IST

What 4% hike in DA means to an employee's salary structure: Here's the math

With the DA reaching the 50% mark, there was a ripple effect on other components of the salary structure

What 4% hike in DA means to an employee's salary structure: Here's the math
Updated On : 09 May 2024 | 9:18 AM IST

DA to overtime: Revised allowances for central government employees

7th Pay Commission reviewed all benefits offered to Central Government employees

DA to overtime: Revised allowances for central government employees
Updated On : 05 Apr 2024 | 5:58 PM IST

Before LS poll announcement, Andhra govt orders releasing DA to employees

Less than 24 hours before the announcement of the Lok Sabha and Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections schedule, the state government issued orders for releasing dearness allowance (DA) to employees pertaining to multiple time periods. Special Chief Secretary (Finance) Shamsher Singh Rawat issued a government order (GO) on Friday night for the release of DA to government employees for the period from July 1, 2019 to December 31, 2021. He issued orders for the release of DA with effect from January 1, 2022 to eligible government employees. Also, the Special Chief Secretary said the government has issued orders to release DA raising it from 22.75 per cent to 26.39 per cent of the basic pay with effect from July 1, 2022. Similarly, the state government issued orders to revise the DA for government employees from 26.39 per cent to 30.03 per cent of the basic pay with effect from January 1, 2023. The state government issued orders to revise DA rates with respect to employees drawing revised

Before LS poll announcement, Andhra govt orders releasing DA to employees
Updated On : 16 Mar 2024 | 10:24 AM IST

Ahead of LS polls, Chattisgarh announces 4% hike in DA for state employees

Hailing 'Modi Ki Guarantee' (Modi's guarantee), the chief minister said the promise of procuring 21 quintals of paddy at Rs 3,100 per quintal has been fulfilled

Ahead of LS polls, Chattisgarh announces 4% hike in DA for state employees
Updated On : 16 Mar 2024 | 7:38 AM IST

Rajasthan reduces VAT on petrol, diesel; hikes DA of employees by 4%

The Rajasthan government on Thursday announced a 2 per cent reduction in VAT on petrol and diesel and a 4 per cent hike in dearness allowance of employees and pensioners ahead of the general elections. The decisions will become effective from Friday morning. The government announced a 4 percentage point hike in dearness allowance of employees and pensioners on the lines of the Centre. The decisions were taken in the state cabinet meeting held here on Thursday evening. Speaking with reporters after the meeting, Chief Minister Bhajanlal Sharma said, "There were discrepancies regarding the prices of diesel and petrol in Rajasthan. We have removed this anomaly and have reduced the VAT rate by two per cent." He said that due to two per cent reduction in VAT on petroleum products and steps taken by oil marketing companies, the prices of petrol and diesel will come down in the state. The Chief Minister said that the reduced prices on petrol and diesel will be applicable from 6 am on Fri

Rajasthan reduces VAT on petrol, diesel; hikes DA of employees by 4%
Updated On : 15 Mar 2024 | 12:24 AM IST

Assam govt hikes DA by 4% for employees, pensioners, says CM Himanta

The Assam government has decided to hike the dearness allowance by 4 per cent for its employees and pensioners on the occasion of Rongali Bihu in April, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Thursday. The increase in DA will be effective from January 1, and the arrears of the first three months will be paid in instalments in May, June and July respectively, Sarma said at a press conference here. The DA hike will benefit around four lakh government employees and 3.5 lakh pensioners, he said. The total DA payable to the employees will now be 50 per cent, and the 4 per cent increase in dearness allowance will involve a financial outlay of around Rs 1,175 crore, Sarma said. The chief minister also announced that to realise the benefit of 'PM Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana', the state government will invest another Rs 300 crore to offer additional assistance of up to Rs 45,000 to each household. 'High electricity bill is a matter of concern for many but we found that 3,000 urban ...

Assam govt hikes DA by 4% for employees, pensioners, says CM Himanta
Updated On : 14 Mar 2024 | 10:03 PM IST

Karnataka govt hikes dearness allowance for employees from 38.75% to 42.5%

The Karnataka government on Tuesday approved the revision of Dearness Allowance (DA) for state government employees from the existing 38.75 per cent to 42.5 per cent. The announcement comes weeks before the Lok Sabha elections. The DA will be revised from 46 per cent to 50 per cent for the employees drawing central pay scales, an official statement said. "This change represents a significant financial commitment of Rs. 1792.71 crores every year, reaffirming our dedication to our employees, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said on 'X'.

Karnataka govt hikes dearness allowance for employees from 38.75% to 42.5%
Updated On : 12 Mar 2024 | 8:11 PM IST

Arunachal govt announces additional 4% dearness allowance for its employees

The Arunachal Pradesh government has announced an additional 4 per cent dearness allowance (DA) for its employees, officials said on Tuesday. The hike, effective from January 1, will benefit 68,818 state government employees and 33,200 pensioners, they said. With this hike, the DA for employees and dearness relief (DR) for pensioners has reached 50 per cent. The state has to spend an additional Rs 124.20 crore per year for this, they added. "Under the guidance of Hon PM Shri @narendramodi Ji, our double-engine sarkar is committed to the welfare of all citizens, including those dedicated to delivering government services," Chief Minister Pema Khandu posted on X. "Let us continue to work diligently for the all-round, inclusive growth of Arunachal Pradesh," he added.

Arunachal govt announces additional 4% dearness allowance for its employees
Updated On : 12 Mar 2024 | 12:39 PM IST

Bank employees to get 17% annual wage hike; 5-day work week awaits govt nod

Indian Banks' Association and bank employee unions on Friday agreed on an annual wage hike of 17 per cent, a move that will result in an additional yearly outgo of around Rs 8,284 crore for public sector banks. As many as 8 lakh bank employees are set to benefit from the wage hike, which will be effective from November 2022. All India Bank Officers' Confederation said that a joint note agreed to recognise all Saturdays as holidays, pending government notification. The revised working hours will be effective after notification by the government, it said. "The new pay scales have been constructed, after merging Dearness Allowance corresponding to 8088 points and additional load thereon," it said. Under the new wage settlement, all women employees would be allowed to take one day sick leave per month without giving a medical certificate. Accumulated privilege leave may be encashed up to 255 days at the time of retirement/upon death of an employee while in service, it said. "Today m

Bank employees to get 17% annual wage hike; 5-day work week awaits govt nod
Updated On : 08 Mar 2024 | 10:19 PM IST

Cabinet okays DA hike by 4 percentage points for central govt employees

'This increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission,' the government said in a statement

Cabinet okays DA hike by 4 percentage points for central govt employees
Updated On : 07 Mar 2024 | 11:35 PM IST

Centre hikes dearness allowance to 50% of basic pay for its employees

The Centre on Thursday hiked Dearness Allowance (DA) to 50 per cent of basic pay from the existing rate of 46 per cent effective from January 1 this year, benefitting over 1 crore employees and pensioners ahead of general elections. The Union Cabinet has approved to release an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners from January 1, 2024, representing an increase of 4 percentage points over the existing rate of 46 per cent of the basic pay/pension, to compensate against price rise, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said after the Cabinet meeting. The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief would be Rs 12,869 crore per annum. The impact would be Rs 15,014 crore during the year 2024-25 (January 2024 to February 2025). With the increase in DA, transport allowance, canteen allowance, and deputation allowance among others have been increased by 25 per cent. House Re

Centre hikes dearness allowance to 50% of basic pay for its employees
Updated On : 07 Mar 2024 | 9:14 PM IST

Gujarat hikes DA of govt employees by 4%, also raises its NPS share

Just ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, the Gujarat government on Thursday announced a 4 per cent hike in dearness allowance (DA) for its employees and pensioners. With this hike, the DA of Gujarat government employees, which was 42 per cent earlier, will now be 46 per cent, a state government resolution (GR) said. The DA has been hiked with effect from July 1, 2023, and employees will be given arrears for the last eight months, it said. Around 4.45 lakh state government employees and 4.63 lakh pensioners will benefit from the decision to hike DA, an official release said. The government has also decided to increase its own contribution in the National Pension System (NPS) from 10 per cent to 14 per cent, while state employees will have to pay 10 per cent, the release said. The Gujarat government employees have been demanding restoration of the Old Pension Scheme (OPS) instead of NPS. Under the OPS, retired government employees received 50 per cent of their last drawn salary plus DA as

Gujarat hikes DA of govt employees by 4%, also raises its NPS share
Updated On : 29 Feb 2024 | 10:11 PM IST

Uttarakhand govt increases DA of employees by 42% to 46% per month

The Uttarakhand government has increased the Dearness Allowance of its employees under the seventh pay commission from 42 per cent per month to 46 per cent, according to an order issued here. The revised DA will be applicable with effect from July 1, 2023, and arrears will be paid to beneficiaries in cash, it said. From January 1, 2024, onwards, the revised DA will be paid to the employees along with their salaries every month, the order said. This will apply to state government employees and regularised and full-time employees of aided educational and technical education institutes, it added.

Uttarakhand govt increases DA of employees by 42% to 46% per month
Updated On : 13 Jan 2024 | 6:56 PM IST

Uttarakhand govt increases pending DA of PSU, corporations' employees

As per the release, the dearness allowance of employees drawing from the seventh revised pay scale has been increased from 38 percent to 42 percent

Uttarakhand govt increases pending DA of PSU, corporations' employees
Updated On : 31 Dec 2023 | 6:50 PM IST

CM Banerjee announces 4% DA hike for WB govt employees from Jan 1

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced that her government would be giving a four per cent raise in dearness allowance (DA) to all its employees from New Year's Day. Banerjee made the announcement while speaking at the inauguration of the Kolkata Christmas Carnival 2023 at Allen Park in Park Street area of the city. "I announce that all 14 lakh state government employees, teaching and non-teaching staff of all schools, colleges and universities, and employees of all statutory undertakings and parastatals and pensioners would be getting another instalment of 4 per cent DA from January 1, 2024," Banerjee said. Stating that the provision of DA is mandatory for the central government whereas it is "optional" for the state, Banerjee said that for the DA hike, her government would have to bear an additional expense of Rs 2,400 crore. "For us, DA is not mandatory but optional. Considering their well-being, we are giving this 4 per cent DA hike," she added. West

CM Banerjee announces 4% DA hike for WB govt employees from Jan 1
Updated On : 21 Dec 2023 | 7:40 PM IST

Punjab CM announces 4% dearness allowance hike for govt employees

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Monday announced a 4 per cent hike in dearness allowance of government employees with effect from the ongoing month. Following the hike, the DA will increase to 38 per cent, Punjab State Ministerial Services Union (PSMSU) President Amrik Singh said. A decision in this regard was taken following a meeting with the representatives of the PSMSU here. During the meeting, Mann discussed various demands of the employees. "Had a meeting with the representatives of Punjab State Ministerial Service Union today and discussed their issues in detail... Sharing the good news that we are going to give a new year gift to the employees... DA is increased by 4% which will be effective from 1st December 2023," Mann said in a post on X. After the meeting, the PSMSU president said the CM announced 4 per cent DA hike to state government employees. He further said the CM assured that the remaining 8 per cent DA will also be given. The employees had been demanding

Punjab CM announces 4% dearness allowance hike for govt employees
Updated On : 18 Dec 2023 | 7:35 PM IST

7th Pay Commission: After central govt, several states announce hike in DA

Several state governments announced a hike in DA by 3 to 4 per cent after the centre announced the decision for its employees last month. Here are the state-wise details about the DA hike

7th Pay Commission: After central govt, several states announce hike in DA
Updated On : 14 Nov 2023 | 12:42 PM IST