JK govt increases DA to employees

Jammu and Kashmir Government has increased dearness allowance (DA) to its employees with effect from January this year.

Last Updated: May 25, 2010, 15:35 PM IST

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Government has increased dearness allowance (DA) to its employees with effect from January this year.

"The decision to this effect was taken yesterday at a meeting of the state cabinet. The employees, including work charges and whole time contingent paid employees working on regular time scale, will get DA with effect from January at the rate of 35 per cent instead of 27 per cent," an official spokesman said Tuesday.
The DA accumulation with effect from January to June shall be credited into the respective GP fund accounts of the employees, he said, adding that the enhanced DA instalment shall be payable in cash along with the salary of the July.

The DA arrears with effect from January to June in favour of the state government employees covered under new pension scheme and those retiring within next six months shall be paid in cash, the spokesman said.
Decision was also taken to raise ration money allowance to non-gazetted personnel of Prisons and Fire and Emergency Departments from Rs 450 to Rs 600 per month with effect from April, he said.

PTI

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