Rajasthan Govt hike DA rate by 6% to employees

Rajasthan Government hike DA rate by 6% to its state govt employees after yesterday centre announced DA Rate hike. Now DA rate for State govt employees will be 51%.

Announcement to this effect was made in the statement tabled during the passage of the Rajasthan Appropriation Bill 2011 and Finance Bill 2011 in the State Assembly on the behalf of the Chief Minister who also holds to Finance portfolio. Now the employees would get equal to 51 per cent of the basic pay. The hike is being effected with effect from January this year and will also be payable to work charge employees, and employees of Panchayats and Zila Parishads. The arrears up to March 31, would be deposited into the employee’s GPF while enhanced DA will be paid with effect from April 1. However, the hike dues would be paid in cash to those employees who joined in the service on or after January 1, 2004. The hike would cause additional burden of Rs 875 crore per annum on public exchequer.