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DA hike to Haryana government employees from 9% to 12%

The Haryana government on Monday announced a raise in dearness allowance (DA) for its employees and pensioners from the existing 9 percent to 12 percent.

The new DA rates will be applicable retrospectively from January 1, 2019, and will cause an extra burden of about Rs 17.70 crore per month on the state exchequer, a press statement from the Haryana government said.

Announcing the changes here, Haryana Finance Minister Captain Abhimanyu said that the state government has also increased DA by 6 percent for employees who continue to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale as per norms of the 6th Pay Commission.

The existing rate stands at 148 percent of the basic pay and will be considered to be in effect starting January this year. This revision would have an extra financial liability of around Rs 63.55 lakh per month, the statement noted.

Source: indiatoday

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