GUWAHATI, Nov 3: The Assam Government has enhanced the rate of Dearness Allowance (DA)/Dearness Relief (DR) of its employees and the pensioners who are entitled to draw pay and pension as per AS (ROP), Rules, 2017 at the rate of 1% with effect from July 1, 2017. Now the existing rate of DA/ DR will be 5% of the Basic Pay/ Basic Pension, a press release said.
The current enhanced rate of 5% DA/DR will be paid along with monthly pay/ pension from the month of November, 2017. The arrear DA/DR with effect from July 1, 2017 to October 31, 2017 will be paid in a single instalment through Bank Accounts of the employees/ pensioners.
The treasuries and sub-treasuries in Assam/ authorized public sector banks have been requested to arrange for the payment of Dearness Relief to the pensioners/ family pension holders/ extra ordiry pension holders on the basis of this office memorandum.