Bhubaneswar: In a good news for the Odisha Government employees, their Dearness Allowance (DA) was today hiked by the state government by 10 percent. The DA hike will come into effect retrospectively from July 1, 2019, official sources said.
“Considering the overall financial resources and fiscal target stipulated under Odisha Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2005, the State Government has been pleased to release the additional dose of DA of 10% enhancing the same from the existing rate of 154% to 164% on the Basic Pay and Grade Pay taken together with effect from 01.07.2019 in respect of State Government Employees, who are drawing pay in pre-revised scales under the ORSP Rules, 2008,” an official communique of the State Finance Department said.
This hike is applicable for the State Government employees and employees of aided educational institutions drawing pay under ORSP Rules, 2008 and the manner of payment to the State Government Employees as above is also applicable to the following categories of employees drawing pay under ORSP Rules, 2008.
i. The Teaching and Non-Teaching staff of Universities who are in receipt of regular scale of pay under ORSP Rules, 2008 for whom the State Government is bearing full salary cost. These also include teachers of Universities who enjoy AICTE/UGC scale under ORSP (College Teachers) Rules, 2010 and Medical College Teachers under ORSP (Medical College Teachers) Rules, 2010.
ii. Subordinate Judicial officers drawing their pay in accordance with Law Department Resolution No.8318/L dated 02.08.2010.
iii. Work-Charged Employees drawing in regular scale of pay under ORSP Rules, 2008.
iv. Job Contract Workers of Consolidation and Settlement Organisation who are in receipt of fixed pay in regular scale of pay under ORSP Rules, 2008 and D.A. sanctioned thereon from time to time.
This will also be admissible to the State Government Employees, who were in service on the 1st July, 2019 and drawing pay under ORSP Rules, 2008 but have ceased to be in service at the time of sanction of this enhanced D.A, the communique said.
The additional dose of D.A. will be paid in cash and can be drawn in the Pay Bill of May, 2020 and onwards. The payment of arrears of Dearness Allowance from July, 2019 to April, 2020 on account of enhanced D.A. will be drawn and disbursed after drawal of salary of May, 2020, the communique added.