The Madhya Pradesh government on Tuesday announced a 7 per cent increase in dearness allowance (DA) for its six lakh government employees as New Year bonanza. The employees include pensioners and those working with the local bodies and panchayats, rural development department employees and teaching staff employed with the local bodies. The proposed DA will come into effect from July, 2016.
As per report by ANI, Public Relations Minister Narottam Mishra after the cabinet meeting said that State cabinet has given the nod to the proposal hiking the DA by 7 per cent to its employees, taking it up to 132 per cent. He said that this would come into effect from July, 2016 and the payments would begin with the salaries of December, 2016.
The Public Relations Minister informed that the state government has also given its nod for the appointment of 497 candidates for the posts of forest guard, who passed the Forest Guard Exam held in year 2008. He further added that these appointments are to be made against the vacant posts.