Rs 6908 Diwali Bonus For All Govt Employees In This State! DA Hiked To 38% (Full Details)

The dearness allowance of the Uttar Pradesh government employees has been hiked by four per cent to 38 per cent ahead of Diwali by the government.

Rs 6908 Diwali Bonus For All Govt Employees In This State! DA Hiked To 38% (Full Details)

DA Hike by Yogi Government

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath took to Twitter to announce “The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to increase the dearness allowance and dearness relief for all state government employees and pensions to 38 per cent with effect from July 1, 2022. The government has also decided to pay a bonus of ?6,908 to all employees for financial year 2021-22. Congratulations to all”.

By announcing this, Uttar Pradesh joins the likes of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha and the national capital territory of Delhi to hike dearness allowances of their state government employees.

This announcement by UP government comes four days after the Chhattisgarh government too hiked the dearness allowance of its employees by five per cent to 35 per cent, thus benefitting nearly four lakh employees.

The Arvind Kejriwal government on October 7 hiked the dearness allowance of Delhi government employees by four per cent in accordance with the provisions of the central government.

The Delhi government had also raised the minimum wages of the unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled workers with effect from October 1.

In Jharkhand, the Hemant Soren government has also increased the dearness allowance for the state government employees and the dearness relief for the pensioners by four per cent, a move which will benefit around two lakh employees and 1.35 lakh pensioners.

The center too, on September 28, hiked the DAs of employees and pensioners by four per cent to 38 per cent.

This revised DA will be effective from July 1 and will be paid as arrears.

What is Dearness Allowance?

Dearness allowance is a component of the monthly salary of government employees which is paid to compensate for the increase in cost of living due to inflation.

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