A little bit of lately, the Punjab Government has decided to enhance the Dearness allowance to its employees by 7% with effect from 1.1.2012. This benefit goes to the employees and pensioners of state government.
The enhancement of additional dearness allowance has been revised from 58% to 65% with retrospective effect from 1.1.2012.
The arrear payment of the enhanced dearness allowance will be paid in General Provident account of employees i.e.arrear period from 1.1.2012 to 30.6.2012 and from the month of July the increased DA payment will be credited with the regular salaries of employees account, sources said.
The increased DA payment would be paid in the form of National Saving Certificates or Kisan Vikas Patras to NPS employees (who have joined on or after 1.1.2004) and for pensioners, the arrear payment would be paid in cash.