13 per cent hike in Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) have beenannounced by the Arunachal Pradesh government with effect from 1st July 2012.

As per a government notification the DA payable to state government employees would be enhanced from the existing of 65 per cent to 72 per cent.

The additional installment of DA payable under this order would be paid in cash to all state government employees.

In a similar notification, the state government has also approved enhancement of DR, payable to state government and family pensioners from the existing rate of 65 per cent to 72 per cent with effect from July 1 last.

While approving the enhancements and subsequent release of DA and DR, the chief minister expressed hope that the state government employees would reciprocate positively and re-dedicate themselves in the service of the state and its citizens.

Source : Times of India