The Rajasthan government on Saturday announced a 4 per cent increase in the dearness allowance of the state employees and pensioners.
The pensioners and state government employees will now receive a 42 per cent dearness allowance (DA) with effect from January 1, 2023.
Earlier, 38 per cent DA was being given to them.
The decision will benefit about 8 lakh state employees and 4.40 lakh pensioners, according to an official release.
Apart from the state employees, this benefit will also be payable to the work-charged, Panchayat Samiti and Zila Parishad employees.
The state government will bear a financial burden of about Rs 1,640 crore annually with this increase.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said the central government announced a DA, but it is implemented after a long time, while the Rajasthan government ensures immediate payment of the increased amount along with the announcement.
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First Published: Mar 25 2023 | 6:21 PM IST