There is good news for 7.5 lakh government employees and pensioners of Odisha. Before the festivals, it has been announced to increase their Dearness Allowance, DA and Dearness Relief, DR. The state government has hiked their dearness allowance by 11%. This increase is effective from 1 July 2021. According to the information received from the CM Office, the ban on the increase in DA and DR of government employees and pensioners has been lifted. Now they will also get 11 percent more DA and DR. Its payment is expected to be done in October. That is, there will be bumper benefits on Dussehra-Diwali. According to the CM Office, government employees will get 3 months arrears cash. Three and a half lakh government employees will benefit from this decision .
According to Harishankar Tiwari, former president of AG Office Brotherhood and general secretary of the All India Accounts and Audit Committee, the increase in dearness allowance will increase his house rent allowance (HRA), travel allowance (TA). According to the Pay Matrix of the 7th Pay Commission (7th Pay Commission), there will be a different increase in the salary of each level employee.
According to Harishankar Tiwari, whose basic salary is 20 thousand rupees. Salary will increase by about Rs 9000 per month including their Da, Hra, Ta. In this, the calculation of DA has been done on the basis of 28 percent. HRA and TA are also drawn at the same rate. According to Harishankar Tiwari, the central employees get Dearness allowance, Travel allowance, House rent allowance, Medical Allowance, Education Allowance and other allowances under 7th Pay Commission. According to Harishankar Tiwari, central employees are getting the benefit of 7th Pay Commission from January 1, 2016. In this, many types of allowances were abolished. Because the commission had increased the basic manifold.