The Himachal Pradesh Government today issued the notification to grant Dearness Allowance (DA) to the State Government employees with effect from Jan 1, 2017. In office memorandum issued today, the State Government enhanced the DA to State Government employees at the rate of four percent from the existing rate of 130 per cent to 134 pc to be paid with effect from Jan 1, 2017.
Moreover at the rate of two percent from existing rate of two per cent to four percent in respect of officers of all India Services who drawing pay in the revised pay scale. The DA would be paid in cash salary of September 2017 and the areas occurred form Jan 1, 2017 to Aug 31, 2017 would be credited to the GPF accounts of the employees with the salary of Sept 2017 and interest of this account would be accrued on Oct 1 2017. In case of Government employees who have retired between this terms arrears on the account of additional instalment would be paid in cash.