Madhya Pradesh government is likely to make its staff happy in the upcoming festive season. Sources said the state government is working on strategies to increase the Dearness Allowance (DA) to its employees.
Sources in the state government said increasing DA is on the cards. The government has already announced exemption of sugar and cloth from Value Added Tax (VAT).
If the state government employees are given DA at par with those of the centre, MP government will have to bear an extra burden amounting to Rs 1820 crore. The central government employees currently get six per cent extra DA compared to their counterparts in the state government.
In addition to a likely increase in DA, sources also said the salaries for the month of October could be released before Deepawali, in view of the upcoming festival.