The government has decided to increase the rate of dearness allowance and dearness relief by 4 percent from 38 percent to 42 percent from January 1, 2023.
The Uttar Pradesh government has increased the Dearness Allowance (DA) for its employees and dearness relief to its pensioners by 4 per cent from January 1, 2023. In the decision that came late on Tuesday, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that it would benefit 16.35 lakh employees and 11 lakh pensioners of the state. In the larger interest of 16.35 lakh state employees and 11 lakh pensioners serving in the UP government, the government has decided to increase the rate of dearness allowance and dearness relief by 4 percent from 38 percent to 42 percent with effect from January 1, 2023.
The government says that the salary for the month of May will be released with the new DA while the arrears will be adjusted in the pension accounts. Announcing this on Tuesday, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that the state government has increased dearness allowance and dearness relief by 4% from 38% to 42%, which will be applicable from January 1, 2023. This decision will benefit 16.35 lakh employees and 11 lakh pensioners of the state government.
According to the Centre, the state government usually announces bi-annual hikes in DA and DR in January and July. The DA revision was put on hold in 2020 due to the Kovid-19 pandemic. The state had announced that there would be no revision in DA till July 1, 2021, to help the government cope financially with the Covid-19 pandemic.
Retired employees will be paid in cash
This is the first revision in DA and DR for 2023. After the revision in January last year, DA was fixed at 34%, which was increased by 4% in July 2022. This percentage is based on the basic salary of the employee. The arrears of five months will be transferred to the provident fund account of the employees.
According to sources in the government, for those who are members of the National Pension Scheme, some amount of the revised DA will be deposited in NPS accounts, those who retire before the announcement of the decision will be paid in cash.