3 percent DA hike for government employees
Thiruvananthapuram: The government on Wednesday raised the dearness allowance of government employees and teachers by 3 percent with retrospective effect from July, 2016.
The revised DA will be disbursed along with the salary for the month of January while the arrears will be credited to the PF account. For pensioners, the DA arrear will be paid as cash. With this, the aggregative DA will become 12 pc.
Due to the increase in DA, the government will incur additional expenditure of Rs 86.07 crore per month and Rs 1032.84 crore annually, informed the Finance Department.