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Govt decides to hike DA of employees, pensioners by 4% from Jul 01

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Srinagar, Nov 07 : The Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to hike the Dearness Allowance (DA) of employees and pensioners by four per cent with effect from 01 July, 2022.

An order issued by Secretary Finance Department, a copy of which lies with the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the government employees working in regular pay levels under 7th Pay Commission recommendations, will be paid Dearness Allowance at a revised rate of 38% of Basic Pay from the existing 34% of Basic Pay.

“The term ‘Basic Pay’ in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed level in the pay matrix as per 7th Pay Commission recommendations, but does not include any other type of pay like special pay etc,” the order reads.

It further said that the arrears on account of additional instalment of DA with effect from July, 2022 shall be paid in cash in two equal installments (one in the month of November, 2022 and other in the month of December, 2022) and shall form part of salary from November onwards.

Similar order has been issued regarding the pensioners/family pensioners. “The arrears on account of additional instalment of DA with effect from July shall be paid in cash to Government Pensioners/Family pensioners in two equal installments (one in November and other in December) and shall form part of pension /family pension from November onwards,” it said.

“Other provisions governing the grant of Dearness Allowance on pension/family pension such as the regulations of Dearness Allowance during employment Ire-employment, where more than one pension is drawn etc. and other provisions of the existing rules/orders(as are not in conflict with provisions of this order), shall continue to remain in force.”—(KNO)

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