Salary Hike For Govt Employees: This State Hikes DA For All Employees To 28% From 17%
The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath has announced that the government will now be implementing a hike of 28 percent in the dearness allowance for its employees.
In June 2021, we reported that as part of the 7th Pay Commission from July 1, 2021, all the Central government employees are set to receive Dearness Allowance (DA) benefits.
As per the recent report, the Central government confirmed in the parliament about the rollout of stalled dearness allowance (DA) and dearness relief (DR) from next month.
Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Announces Increase In Dearness Allowance
The CM also said that the government had increased the dearness allowance from 17 percent to 28 percent for state employees and pensioners and that the hike will be effective from July 2021.
He also said that Rs. 3000 crores had been set aside by the government that will be utilized for providing tablets and smartphones to the youth. Youth would also be given stipends for making three attempts in competitive examinations, as confirmed by the CM.
He was speaking in the state assembly, where he revealed that the per capita income in the state had almost doubled in the past five years.
We had reported to you that the govt had withheld DA and DR disbursement due to the pandemic which helped the govt save Rs 37,530.08 crore.
With this amount, the government could drum up resources to brace against the pandemic’s devastating impact on the economy and the lockdowns that followed.
Who Will This Hike Impact?
The hike will impact 1.5 crore central government staff along with those working for other govt divisions such as the railways, mines, oil fields, major ports, or any public corporation.
Contracted and casual workers will also be benefited.
We also reported that the Central govt employees will see a hike in their dearness allowance from 17% to 28% from July 1 onwards which will be as follows:
The 11% hike comes about as there are 3 pending installments to be paid.
For the first installment of Jan 2020, a 4% hike is applicable.
For the second installment of June 2020, a 3% hike is applicable
For the third installment of Jan 2021, a 4% hike is applicable.
Summing up the three, we come to a total hike of 11% from the previous 17%.