On 23 October, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma announced a 4 per cent additional Dearness Allowance for state government employees with effect from 1st July 2022. As per the CM statement, the amount will be payable with the October month salary. In a tweet, he wrote, “Happy to announce 4% additional Dearness Allowance for State Govt employees/All India Service Officers w.e.f. 1st July 2022, payable with this month’s salary. Hope this will add to the festive fervour. Also extending my good wishes for an auspicious and happy Deepawali!" The central government announced the Dearness Allowance hike for central government employees last month.