On 14 October, Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel hiked DA by 5 per cent, taking it to 33 per cent. The hike will benefit around 3.80 lakh state government employees. will benefit from the hike. The hike will be effective from 1 October 2022. The central government announced the Dearness Allowance hike for central government employees last month.