Durga Puja bonanza for Odisha government employees: Naveen Patnaik Govt hikes DA by 11 per cent. Check details

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Chief minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik. (Image: Twitter@CMO_Odisha)

Bhubaneswar: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday announced 11 per cent hike in dearness allowance (DA) for state government employees and pensioners with effect from July 2021.

The DA of the employees and pensioners has been increased from 17 per cent to 28 per cent. The hiked DA will be credited in the October salary, the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said in a statement.

The arrears from July 1, 2021 will be given to the employees this month, reported IANS.

The state govt has also revised the Group Insurance Scheme (GIS) for all of its employees. The GIS fee for the employees with grade pay of up to Rs 4,800 has been increased from Rs 7,500 to Rs 20,000. Employees having grade pay of Rs 5,400 or more, the GIS fee has been increased to Rs 30,000 from Rs 12,000. The increased GIS fee will be deducted from the salaries of the employees in 10 installments as before, the CMO said, IANS reported.

The financial assistance being given to the family members of the employees, in case of death has been increased to Rs 4 lakh for employees with grade pay up to Rs 4,800, and Rs 6 lakh for employees with Rs 5,400 or above.

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