27 Apr 2020, 12:46 pm By Rohit Sindhu
No increment in Govt Employees’ DA allowances for 1.5 Years, U.P Govt

The state government of Uttar Pradesh has announced to restrict increment in DA & DR allowances of State Govt Employees. Engaged in seeking financial resources for the ongoing war against Coronavirus, UP Govt taking decision prohibited the raising of Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Allowance (DR) of state employees and teachers from January 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. After Centre govt decision, UP State Govt also announced to restrict increment in allowances of state govt employees for 1.5 year. 

No increment in Govt Employees' DA Allowances

On Saturday Uttar Pradesh govt has decided to postpone six types of allowances, including the Municipal Compensation Allowance and the Secretariat Allowance from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021. Mandates in this regard have been issued by the Finance Department. The decision to withhold to not pay increment instalments of DA and Dearness Allowances relief to state employees and pensioners on 1 January 2020, 1 July 2020 and 1 January 2021. Nor will they be paid any arrears for the period from January 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. 

Assoon as the state government decides to release the next instalments of DA and Dearness Relief to be given from July 1, 2021, the rates of DA and Dearness Relief with effect from January 1, 2020 and July 1, 2021 will be restored with prospective effect. And they will be included in the cumulative revised rate effective from 1st July 2021. These two decisions of the government will save Rs 11,500 crore.  

Deferred Additional allowances-

no increment in Govt employees da Allowances

Special Compensation Allowance to Officers and Employees posted in City Compensatory Allowance, Secretariat Allowance, Crime Branch of Police Department, Crime Research Department (CBCID), Anti-Corruption Organization, Economic Crime Research Department, Vigilance Establishment, Notification Department, Security Branch and Special Investigation Branch Special allowance granted to the under engineers, to be given to the officers and employees posted in the Public Works Department and Research allowance, orderly allowance and design allowance, posted in Irrigation department officials and employees to the Investigation and Planning allowance and orderly.

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