Saturday, January 27, 2018

J & K Govt hikes employees’ DA by 3%; Arrears to be paid in cash

The State Government today ordered payment of 3% Dearness Allowance (DA) to its employees and pensioners with effect from July 2017.
According to an order issued by the principal secretary Finance, Navin Kumar Choudhary, with the release of 3% Dearness Allowance the revised rate of DA applicable with effect from July 2017 would be 139%.
The Finance Department has announced that the arrears on account of additional installment of 3% DA from July 2017 to December 2017 shall be paid in cash to the employees and shall form part of the salary from January 2018 onwards.
According to the order, the enhancement in DA will also apply to the work charge/whole time contingent paid employees working in the regular timescale.
The Finance Minister Dr Haseeb Drabu had in his budget speech in the State Assembly, on 11 January this year, announced release of pending DA and implementation of 7th Pay Commission Recommendations in favor of the state government employees. He had also announced increase in the refreshment charges of the employees for working overtime during the legislature session from the existing Rs 7500 to Rs 10000.

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