The Uttar Pradesh government today announced an eight per cent hike in dearness allowance for its employees from January one this year.This will entail an additional burden of Rs 1635.50 crore on the state exchequer annually, an official release said.
The monthly dearness allowance will be 35 per cent of the basic salary from January one this year, it said.
The arrears from January to July will be deposited in the Provident Fund while from August the additional DA will be paid in cash, the release said.
The decision will benefit 16 lakh state government employees.
Source : PTI