Cabinet approves 2% hike in DA and DR of central government employees and pensioners
29 August 2018: The union government has cleared an additional 2% hike in dearness allowance (DA) and dearness relief (DR) of employees and pensioners respectively, with effect from 1 July 2018. The increase has been sanctioned in accordance with the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission. The hike would benefit about 4.84 million employees and 6.2 million pensioners of the central government.
Odisha: ASHA worker’s one-time honorarium hiked
10 August 2018: Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) worker’s one-time honorarium has been raised from existing Rs.10,000 to Rs.20,000. ASHA workers will receive the honorarium amount under Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) after completing at least 10 years of service or on retirement at the age of 62.
Government has also offered additional financial assistance of Rs.10,000 for purchasing essentials such as umbrella, shoe, cycle, almirah and torchlight. The hike will benefit around 47,000 ASHA workers employed by the state.