Cabinet approves DA enhancement of 6% in favor of State Govt Employees, Pensioners

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The Cabinet which met here today under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti approved the release of Dearness Allowance installment @ 6% of pay, raising the total Dearness Allowance of the State Government employees from 113% to 119%, with effect from 1st July, 2015.

The arrears on account of additional installment from July, 2015 to 31st March, 2016 shall be credited to the individual GPF accounts of Government employees and shall form part of the monthly salary from there onwards.

In respect of those State Government employees who continue to draw their pay and allowance in the pre-revised pay scales as per the 5th CPC, the release of Dearness Allowance installment shall be @ 11% of pay, raising the total Dearness Allowance from 223% to 234% with effect from 1st July, 2015.

The arrears on account of additional installment from July, 2015 to 31st March, 2016 shall be credited to the individual GPF accounts of such Government employees and shall form part of the monthly salary from there onwards.

In respect of such of the State Government employees, who are governed by the New Pension Scheme, the arrears on account of additional installment from July 2015 to 31st March, 2016 shall be paid in cash in month of April 2016 and the employees’ share @ 10% shall be deducted at source and credited to their PRAN numbers along with the matching share by the employer. Thereafter, the enhancement in the DA by 6% shall form part of the monthly salary.

Enhancement in DA will also apply to the work charged/whole time contingent paid employees, working in a regular time scale.

This increase will apply, mutatis-mutandis, in the case of All India Service Officers, serving in connection with the affairs of the State.

The Cabinet also approved release of the Dearness Allowance installment @ 6%, raising the total Dearness Allowance of the State Government pensioners/ family pensioners from 113% to 119%, with effect from 1st July, 2015. The arrears on account of the enhanced rate of Dearness Allowance from July, 2015 to 31ST March, 2016, shall be paid to them in cash in the month of April, 2016 and shall form part of the monthly pension/family pension there onwards.

The Cabinet approved the revision in Temporary Move Allowance (TMA) from existing rate of Rs 1500 per month to Rs 2000 per month, with effect from, 1st April 2016.

The Cabinet also sanctioned the enhancement of Move TA from existing rate of Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 per employee per move, effective, from annual move of Durbar from Jammu to Srinagar in April 2016.

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