Bihar cabinet approves hike in DA payable to employees
Bihar Cabinet has approved a hike in the dearness allowance payable to state government employees, pensioners and family pensioners.
Principal Secretary of cabinet secretariat department Brajesh Mehrotra told reporters that the DA payable to those getting salary or pension as per revised pay scale has been raised from four per cent to five per cent, with effect from July 1 this year.
For those receiving unrevised salary, pension as per the Sixth Pay Commission, the hike will be from 136 per cent to 139 per cent while those getting unrevised salary, pension as per the Fifth Pay Commission, the raise will be from 264 per cent to 268 per cent.
Mr Mehrotra said, the cabinet gave its nod to a total of 40 proposals relating to SC/ST Welfare Department, Agriculture, Water Resources, Power, Education and Urban Development.