Govt hikes DA by 3%

JAMMU: 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, Mr Navin Kumar Choudhary with the release of 3% Dearness Allowance the revised rate of DA applicable with effect from July 2017 would be 139%.

In a significant decision, 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.

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