JK Government Plans DA Hike for Employees and Pensioners

JK Government Plans DA Hike for Employees and Pensioners
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JK Government Plans DA Hike for Employees and Pensioners
Photo: the statesman

JK Government Plans DA Hike for Employees and Pensioners

JK Government Plans DA Hike for Employees and Pensioners

JK Government Plans DA Hike for Employees and Pensioners

The General Administration Department of Jammu and Kashmir is pushing for a boost in the welfare of government employees, pensioners, and family pensioners by proposing an increase in the Dearness Allowance (DA) rates. Addressed to the Chief Electoral Officer, the proposal suggests raising the current DA rates from 46% to 50% of basic pay or pension, effective from January 1, 2024.

This initiative is based on a Finance Department memorandum that aligns with the decision to elevate the DA rates for central government employees from 46% to 50%, as per the Office Memorandum No.1/1/2024-E-II(B) dated March 12, 2024, from the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.

The Budget Division of the Finance Department estimates that this adjustment will increase the monthly basic pay by around Rs 52.24 crore, translating to an annual rise of Rs 626.88 crore.

This proposal follows a previous DA rate hike on July 1, 2023, which increased rates from 42% to 46%. Given the urgency of the matter, the department has stressed the importance of swift action, urging all involved parties to prioritize the issue as “MOST URGENT.”

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