UPDATE ON AUG 25, 12:09 PM IST
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has approved the announcement made during his address in the UP Assembly. This will directly benefit 28 lakh employees and pensioners.
The government has issued an order to give 11 percent dearness allowance (DA) and dearness relief (DR) to the employees and pensioners from July 1, 2021. This decision of the government will benefit about 28 lakh employees and pensioners of the state. On the basis of the decision of the Central Government, the State Government had banned the increase in the installment of Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief in January-2020, July-2020 and January-2021, citing the Kovid-19 epidemic. At that time, 17 percent DA and DR were being paid to the employees. Since then, personnel and pensioners are getting DA and DR at the rate of 17 percent.The Central Government had recently increased the rate of DA and DR from the existing 17 percent to 28 percent and decided to pay it from July 1, 2021. After the permission of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Additional Chief Secretary Finance S. Radha Chouhan on Tuesday issued an order to increase dearness allowance and dearness relief by 11 percent from July 1, 2021, at the rate of 28 percent.
With this order, state employees, aided educational and technical educational institutions, regular and full-time employees of urban local bodies, work-charged employees and post holders working in UGC pay scale will get benefit. 16 lakh state employees and 12 lakh pensioners of the state will get its direct benefit.The Additional Chief Secretary has directed the implementation of this order to all the Heads of Departments, Heads of Offices, Registrars of Universities, Directors of Basic, Secondary and Higher Education, Directors of Local Bodies and Panchayati Raj and all District Panchayat Presidents.