Chhattisgarh announces 5% DA hike for state government employees

The state of Chhattisgarh is set to hike dearness allowance (DA) for its employees by five percent, taking it to 33 percent in total.

Raipur, Oct 14 (PTI) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Friday announced that the dearness allowance (DA) for state government employees has been hiked by 5 per cent, taking it to 33 per cent, an official said.

Around 3.80 lakh state government employees will benefit from the hike, the official said.

Taking to Twitter, Baghel said, “The state government has decided to increase the DA by 5 per cent for officers and employees of the state. The hike will be effective from this month (October 1, 2022)…”.

According to the official, the state government had already hiked the DA of government workers by 6%; as a result, they were receiving 28% DA under the 7th Pay Commission. According to him, state-govt employees who get pay based on the 7th Pay Commission scale would now earn 33 per cent of their salary as a result of the DA’s 5% rise.

Corresponding to this, the state government raised the DA by 12% for employees whose salaries fall under the scale established by the 6th Pay Commission. According to the official, they will receive 201 per cent DA as opposed to 189 per cent.

He stated that all related departments, the head of the revenue board, divisional commissioners, and collectors have received a circular from the state’s finance department on the rise in DA. According to the official, the hike will result in a yearly burden to the exchequer of an additional ₹930 crore.

The Dearness Allowance (DA) rate paid to employees of the Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies has been raised by up to 15%, according to an official memorandum of the Department of Expenditure (DoE) dated 12th October 2022. For employees of the Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies who continue to receive their salaries in accordance with the 5th and 6th Central Pay Commissions, respectively, the Ministry of Finance has raised the DA rates by up to 15%. Employees who receive their pay in accordance with the 5th Pay Commission now get DA at a 15% higher rate than before, from 381% to 396% of basic pay. The commencement date for this is July 1, 2022.

On the other hand, the DA rate for employees receiving their pay in accordance with the 6th Pay Commission has increased by 9%, moving from 203% to 212% of basic pay.


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Source: PTI