Dearness Allowance (DA) Hike 2020: Here’s good news for employees and pensioners of the state government of Himachal Pradesh. The state government today announced a hike of 5 per cent DA hike for its employees and pensioners. The DA hike would apply from July 1, 2019. "Himachal Pradesh: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today announced 5% DA (dearness allowance) to the employees & pensioners of the State Government from 01.07.2019," news agency ANI tweeted. The state government employees and pensioners were getting 148 per cent DA till now. They will now get DA at 153 per cent. The Himachal Pradesh CM today also said that DA hike would result in total benefit of Rs 250 crore to all employees and pensioners of the state.
Dearness Allowance hike in the state was pending since July 2019.
The number of employees in government and semi-governmen sector in the state is around 2.54 lakh, including 80,000 contractual employees.