Odisha govt hikes DA by 3% for its employees


Bhubaneswar: Ahead of 2019 general elections, the Odisha government on Monday announced a hike of dearness allowance (DA) by an additional 3% for its employees and pensioners.

The hiked allowance will be applicable retrospectively from January 1, 2019, said a statement from the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO).

The hike was approved by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

The move comes after the Union Cabinet on February 19 increased the DA by 3% for its employees and pensioners.