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Maharashtra hiked the Dearness Allowance of state government employees by 6%

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Maharashtra Government on October 18, 2015 hiked the Dearness Allowance of State Government employees by six percent with effect from January 1, 2015. State Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said the decision was Government's Diwali gift for its employees.

The arrears will be paid from October 1, 2015, while separate orders will be issued for payment of arrears from January to September 2015. The DA of Maharashtra Government employees now stand at 113 percent. The decision will benefit 18 lakh officials and employees as well as 6.5 lakh pensioners.