The Meghalaya government has decided to release the Dearness Allowance (DA) of 3 per cent for all categories of State government employees, pensioners, and family pension holders.
An office memorandum of the Finance Department announced that the government has approved the dearness relief for employees and pensioners from the current rate of 36 per cent to 39 per cent with effect from July 1.
These directives extend to members of the work-charged establishment and casual workers, excluding bungalow peons, who hold positions in pay levels equivalent to those in the regular establishment/services/posts.
Payments for DA that involve fractions of 50 paise or more will be rounded up to the nearest rupee, while fractions below 50 paise will be disregarded.
The disbursal of the increased DA will be deducted from the respective accounts where employees receive their salary and where pensioners, family pension holders receive their pension.