The Rajasthan government on Monday increased the Dearness Allowance for state government employees by two per cent. With the hike, the Dearness Allowance for employees of Rajasthan government has gone up from 7% to 9%.
The increased amount for the period between July 1, 2018 and August 31, 2018 will be credited to the General Provident Fund Account of the respective employees and cash payment shall be admissible from September 1, 2018, according to a release.
The arrear of dearness allowance from July 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018 to the employees recruited to civil services on or after January 1, 2004 and who are governed by Contributory Pension Scheme will be paid in cash, the release added.
This comes just days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government at the Centre approved an additional two percent hike for central government employees.
The Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had also approved to release an additional instalment of Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners. The additional hike of 2 per cent was over the rate of 7 percent of the Basic Pay or Pension, to compensate for the price rise.
(With PTI Inputs)