Uttarakhand News: The government has given great relief to government employees and pensioners of Uttarakhand. Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has issued orders to increase the dearness allowance. Employees will now receive 34% DA after a 3% increase. The increased inflation allowance will be paid along with the salary due in the month of June. From January 1, 2022 to April 30, the arrears of the revised allowance will be paid in cash.

As soon as the Champawat by-election was held on Tuesday, the Dhami government ended the DA’s wait. Employees and pensioners will receive an inflation allowance in addition to their May salary in June. Additional Secretary Finance Ganga Prasad issued orders to increase DA for employees and pensioners taking seventh, sixth and fifth pay scales. Seventh pay scale state employees, aided educational and technical education institutions, local civic bodies, work in-charge employees, teachers and pensioners working on UGCP scale will get 3% increase DA from January 1, 2022.

Under the sixth pay scale, inflation allowance for employees and pensioners has been increased by 7%. Now they will get 203% DA. Inflation Allowance for Employees and Retirees of Fifth Pay Scale has been increased by 13%. They will get 381% DA. Employees will receive increased Cash Inflation Allowance from January 1, 2022 to April 30. With the increase in DA, the salary of employees will increase from Rs. 1200 to Rs. 5000.