Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. (PTI)
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. (PTI)

Odisha government hikes DA by 3%

  • The Naveen Patnaik govt announced a hike of Dearness Allowance by an additional 3%for its employees
  • The hiked allowance, approved by Patnaik, would become applicable retrospectively from 1 January 2019

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls in Odisha, the Naveen Patnaik government on Monday announced a hike of Dearness Allowance (DA) by an additional three per cent for its employees.

It also announced the same hike in Dearness Relief (TI) of pension holders. The move comes just on the heels of the Centre's decision to increase the DA by 3 per cent for its employees and pensioners.

The hiked allowance, approved by Patnaik, would become applicable retrospectively from January 1, 2019, said a statement from the Chief Minister's Office (CMO).

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