Chandigarh: The Punjab Government today announced 6 percent hike in the Dearness Allowance (DA) for its employees and pensioners. It was due from January 1, 2015.
Disclosing this, a spokesman of the Punjab Finance Department today issued a press release under which 6 percent hike in DA that was due from 1 January 2015 would be paid to employees in cash with the salary or pension of August 2015. Finance Minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa said that with this rise of 6 percent the rate of DA would enhance to 113 percent of basic pay or pension from earlier rate of 107 percent.
Giving details about the arrears, he said that arrears of 6 percent enhancement due from 1-01-2015 to 31-07-2015 would be paid with the salary of October 2015.