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Tripura government grants 5 per cent Dearness Allowance hike to its employees

On Wednesday, the Tripura government declared an additional five per cent dearness allowance (DA) for its 209,000 state employees and pension holders. The decision was taken after a meeting was chaired by Chief Minister Manik Sarkar in this regard. “Notwithstanding the state government facing financial crisis, the government has released additional five per cent of DA for the employees and pensioners,” Finance Minister Bhanulal Saha said.

“Over 209,000 state government employees and pensioners would get the new section of DA starting from January 2017,” Bhanulal Saha added. Employees of public sector undertakings and autonomous bodies would also be benefited with the new scheme. With this new instalment, DA of state government employees and pensioners rose to 88 per cent, while DA of central government employees stands at 127 per cent.

Bhanulal Saha further stated the state government had received Rs 500 crore less amount in last financial year (2015-16) from the Union government despite its obligation and we apprehend that this financial year (2016-17), we may also get Rs 1,100 crore less fund from Narendra Modi government.

Source: india.com

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