6% DA hike for Gujarat govt employees, pensioners
Gujarat government has raised dearness allowance of state government employees and pensioners by 6% with effect from 1st January 2015. Chief Minister Anandiben Patel made this announcement. This will put additional burden on state Exchequer by Rs. 811.41 crore annually.
Employees will be paid raised DA for period of 1 January 2015 to 30 April 2015 in cash. At present the state government employees, panchayat employees and state government pensioners get 107% DA which will be 113% with 6% increase.
Around five lakh employees and retired employees will get benefit of this increase.