The Odisha government on Tuesday hiked the dearness allowance (DA) for state government employees by two per cent.
The hike will be implemented with retrospective effect from January 1, 2018, said a statement from the Chief Minister's Office (CMO).
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had approved a proposal to implement the hike.
With the two per cent hike, the total increase is now seven per cent.
The state government also hiked Dearness Relief (TI) for the pensioners.
The pensioners drawing a pension at the pre - revised rate will get a hiked TI of two per cent.
The pensioners drawing pension not at a pre - revised rate will get an additional TI of three per cent, the statement added.