Rajasthan Govt. today hikes 10% DA for it's employees & pensioners with effect from 1st July 2013 ahead of upcoming festival season. The News of 10% Dearness Allowance (DA) hike for state govt. employees is uploaded on Facebook page too. The DA would now be 45 per cent of the basic pay, an official spokesman said adding the decision would cost the state exchequer Rs 1250 crore. Arrears till September would be deposited in Provident Fund accounts of the employees, he said. From October, the hiked DA would be paid in cash, the spokesman said and added nearly seven lakh employees would be benefited by the decision.