‘Diwali gift’ for employees: Arunachal Govt hikes DA, DR by 4pc

Itanagar, Nov 10 (UNI) Amidst the ongoing festival season, the Arunachal Pradesh government has increased the Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) for state government employees and pensioners by 4 percent.

The 4 percent hike, effective July 1, 2023, takes the DA and DR to 46 percent from the existing 42 percent of basic pay and pension, Chief Minister Pema Khandu disclosed on Friday.

Sharing the ‘good news’, the Chief Minister wrote in a social media post: “Happy to announce Diwali gifts for our state government employees. The Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) have been enhanced by 4% from the existing rate of 42% to 46%, effective July 1, 2023.”

He also informed me that the DA and DR arrears from July 1, 2023, to October 31, 2023, shall be paid in cash.

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