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Govt employees to get revised DA in their salaries w.e.f. Jan 2024

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Srinagar: The government of Jammu & Kashmir Monday ordered a revised rate of Dearness Allowance for employees working in regular pay levels under 7th Pay Commission recommendations with effect from January 2024.

“In continuation to the Government Order No. 232-F of 2023 dated 12.12.2023, it is hereby ordered that Government employees working in regular pay levels under 7th Pay Commission recommendations shall be paid Dearness Allowance from 46% to 50% of basic pay with effect from 01.01.2024,” an order issued by Finance Department reads.

The order maintained, “The term ‘Basic Pay’ in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed level in the pay matrix as per 7th Pay Commission recommendations, but does not include any other type of pay like special pay etc. The arrears on account of additional instalment of Dearness Allowance with effect from January, 2024 to April, 2024 shall be paid in cash in May, 2024 and shall form part of monthly salary from May, 2024 onwards”.

As per the order the payment on account of Dearness Allowance involving a fraction of 50 paisa and above shall be rounded to the next higher rupee and the fraction of less than 50 paisa shall be ignored.

Key points from the order include the revised DA will be paid in cash from May 2024 onwards, with arrears for the period from January to April 2024. Payment calculations will follow specific rounding rules: fractions of less than 50 paise will be ignored, while those of 50 paise and above will be rounded to the next rupee. The increased DA is classified as part of the monthly salary and does not include any other special pay types.

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Kashmir Images is an English language daily newspaper published from Srinagar (J&K), India. The newspaper is one of the largest circulated English dailies of Kashmir and its hard copies reach every nook and corner of Kashmir Valley besides Jammu and Ladakh region.

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