Srinagar Aug 2: The J&K government Monday sanctioned 11 percent increment in the Dearness Allowance to government employees, pensioners and family pensioners effective from July 1 this year.
Separate orders issued to this effect by Chief Secretary, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, who is also the Financial Commissioner, said the existing rate of 17% per month DA of basic pay and basic pension has now been hiked to 28 percent and will be effective from July 1, 2021.
As per the orders, the revised rate subsumes the additional instalments arising on January 1, 2020, July 1, 2020 and January 1, 2021 adding the rate of DA for the period from January 1, 2020 to June 30 2021 shall remain as 17 percent.
Besides, the payment of DA involving a fraction of 50 paise and above shall be rounded off to next higher rupee while the fraction of less than 50 paise will be ignored, the order said.
Other provisions governing grant of DA shall continue to remain in force, added the order.
In case of central government employees serving in connection with affairs of UT of J&K, the rate of DA as in vogue shall be applicable consequent to 7th Pay Commission recommendations in favour of such employees.