Govt enhances DA from 36% to 39%

Shillong, Dec 20: The state government has enhanced the Dearness Allowance (DA) of the employees from 36% to 39%.


This will benefit the workforce comprising 55,000 government employees. The decision followed an early release of salary for December.

The plan of the government is to release the pay and DA on December 21.

According to an official statement, the move is a testament to the government’s dedication to addressing the economic concerns of its employees and ensuring their financial stability in the face of rising living costs. The decision to raise the DA aligns with the government’s ongoing efforts to enhance the overall quality of life for the hardworking individuals contributing to the state’s development.

Taking to his social media handles,  Chief Minister Conrad Sangma announced the early release of the salary and increase in the DA hike, saying, “Merry Christmas to our team of 55,000 Government Employees! We are pleased to announce that December salaries are being released early. Further DA hike of 3% has been approved.”

The enhanced DA will directly benefit a vast number of government employees, providing them with additional financial support to cope with the challenges posed by inflation and the increasing cost of living, it said.

“The Meghalaya government recognises the invaluable contributions of its workforce and is committed to fostering a positive and supportive environment. By taking this step, the Meghalaya government aims to boost the morale and financial well being of its employees, reinforcing their role as crucial contributors to the state’s progress”, the statement added.

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