7th Pay Commission: DA increased by 4% in this state, the salary of employees will increase by this much


7th Pay Commission: The Sikkim government has increased the Dearness Allowance (DA) by four per cent for its employees and pensioners from July 1, 2023. The decision was taken during the first cabinet meeting of the Sikkim Krantikari Morcha government.

That meeting was chaired by Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang. Officials said that with the four per cent increase, the dearness allowance for government employees and pensioners has increased to 46 per cent. He said that the increase in DA will have an impact of Rs 174.6 crore on the state treasury in the current financial year.

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The central government increased DA at the beginning of the year

The dearness allowance of central government employees was increased from 46 per cent to 50 per cent at the beginning of the year. The government had approved a 4 per cent increase in dearness allowance from January 1, 2024. Now these 6 allowances of government employees have also increased. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has issued instructions to release the allowances being given to central government employees as per the Office Memorandum dated April 2, 2024.

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This DA of central employees has increased

  • Dearness Allowance
  • House Rent Allowance
  • Transport Allowance
  • Children Education Allowance
  • Traveling allowance during tour
  • Deputation Allowance
  • Fixed Medical Allowance for Pensioners
  • Higher Qualification Allowance
  • Leave Travel Encashment
  • Leave Encashment
  • non practicing allowance

Central government employees are getting 50% DA

Dearness Allowance (DA) for central government employees has recently increased from 4% to 50%. Dearness Relief (DR) for central government pensioners has also been increased from 4% to 50%. These revised rates will be applicable from January 1, 2024.

House Rent Allowance (HRA)

As DA reached 50%, the government has revised the HRA rates to 30%, 20% and 10% of the basic salary in cities X, Y and Z respectively. The house rent allowance given to employees depends on the category of the city in which they live. HRA for X, Y and Z type of cities was 27%, 18% and 9% respectively, which has been increased to 30%, 20% and 10%.

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