Jaipur: In a bonanza for state government
employees, the Rajasthan government today announced a 10 per
cent hike in Dearness Allowance for them with effect from July
one this year.
The DA would now be 45 per cent of the basic pay, an
official spokesman said adding the decision would cost the
state exchequer Rs 1250 crore.
Arrears till September would be deposited in Provident
Fund accounts of the employees, he said.
From October, the hiked DA would be paid in cash, the
spokesman said and added nearly seven lakh employees would be
benefited by the decision.
The government also announced a 10 per cent DA hike for
pensioners, the spokesman said.