The decision of the Chief Minister to clear pending DAs came as a bonanza to employees and pensioners. (Photo:Twitter)
HYDERABAD: The state government on Wednesday issued orders sanctioning Dearness Allowance (DA) to its employees and pensioners which has been pending from January 1, 2020. The government has sanctioned three pending DAs at a time.
The three DAs are pending from January 1, 2020, July1, 2020 and January 1, 2021. The government issued orders sanctioning DAs payable from July 1, 2021.
The DA was hiked from 7.28 per cent to 17.29 per cent with monetary benefit from July 1, 2021, resulting in a 10.01 per cent increase in DA for employees and pensioners.
The government will credit the DA arrears in the GPF accounts of employees and pensioners.
Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao extended new PRC pay scales to employees and pensioners from April 2021 with a fitment of 30 per cent (hike on basic pay) against just 7.5 per cent fitment recommended by PRC commission headed by CR Biswal in January 2021. The Chief Minister also raised the retirement age of employees from 58 years to 61 years.
The decision of the Chief Minister to clear pending DAs came as a bonanza to employees and pensioners. Various employees and pensioners’ associations of Telangana thanked the Chief Minister for sanctioning three pending DAs at a time despite financial constraints due to Covid.