GoAP hikes DA and DR by 3%

ITANAGAR, 10 May: The Arunachal Pradesh government has approved the release of 3 percent dearness allowances (DA) and dearness relief (DR) to its employees and pensioners, with effect from January this year.

The announcement was made on Monday, officials said here on Tuesday.

Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, who also holds the finance, planning & investment portfolios, in his official twitter handle informed that the enhanced additional DA and DR at 3 percent would be drawn by the employees and pensioners along with their normal monthly salaries from May this year.

Arrears for four months from January to April this year will be paid in cash to the employees and pensioners, Mein tweeted.

The central government on 31 March had announced a 3 percent hike in DA for its employee to 34 percent from 31 percent earlier, which would be effective from January this year. (PTI)