As per the media information, the State Government of Kerala has increased seven percent of Dearness allowance for its employees from July 2014. This benefit will also applicable for state pensioners and the total DA/DR is now increased to 80%.
The Finance Minister K.M.Mani said, the new Dearness allowance would have retrospective effect from July 2014 and also said that with the increase, the employees and pensioners in the state would get the same benefit as that of the Central Government employees and Pensioners.
The increased DA would be disbursed from March 2015. However, the arrears of employees from July 2014 to March 2015 would be merged with the Provident Fund.