Nearly eight lakh employees and 3.5 lakh pensioners would be benefited by these Dearness Allowance (DA) hikes. Rajasthan government today announced six per cent hike in the Dearness Allowance (DA) of its employees. Dearness Relief (DR) for the pensioners has also been increased by six per cent. The DA hike would be effective from January 1, 2016, a release said. The prevalent DA of the state government employees was 119 per cent and has been increased to 125 per cent of the basic pay.
Nearly eight lakh employees and 3.5 lakh pensioners would be benefited by these hikes, it said. DA hike would also be applicable for employees of the Panchayat Samitis and Zila Parishads, among others. The increased DA would be paid in cash from April 1. The arrears on account of the increased DA from January 1 to March 31 would be credited in the GPF accounts of the employees appointed before January 1, 2004 while the arrears of the hiked DA for the three months would be paid in cash to the employees appointed after January 1, 2004. The increased Dearness Relief to the pensioners and family pensioners would also be paid in cash. The burden on the state exchequer would be Rs 1,120 crore in the current financial year.