Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Tripura announces 5% D.A. hike

Agartala, July 9 (PTI) Left Front government today announced five per cent increase in the dearness allowance (DA) for its employees and pensioners in Tripura, a minister said.

The decision to hike the DA was taken today in the meeting of the council of ministers, Finance Minister Badal Chowdhury told reporters.

"We would be happy if we could have paid DA in Centre's rate," Chowdhury said.

Additional Inputs : Over 210,700 government employees and pensioners would get the new instalments of DA from this month," the minister said after a cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Manik Sarkar.
With the raise, the gap in DA payment between state and central government employees has been reduced from 38 to 33 percent.
The DA of state government employees and pensioners rose to 47 percent while the central government employees are getting the allowance at 80 percent.
State government employees, cutting across political affiliations, have been demanding DA and salaries at per with the central government employees.

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