Published On: Wed, Aug 26th, 2015

Maken sits on dharna to merge DA with basic pay

New Delhi: Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president Ajay Maken long with hundreds of Congress workers, government employees, teachers and other employees sat on a daylong dharna at Jantar Mantar on Tuesday, demanding the immediate merger of the Dearnee Allowance (DA) with the basic salary.

Delhi Congress president Ajay Maken

Delhi Congress president Ajay Maken

He also opposed the BJP government’s plan to lower retirement age of the government employees.

Maken said that the BJP government at the Centre should immediately merge dearness allowance with the basic pay of government employees before the release of the report of the Seventh Pay Commission. He also highlighted that the allowance, as on January 1, 2015,

Maken warned that the Congress will fight for the rights of the Central government employees.

“Whenever the BJP-led NDA government came to power, it has acted against the interests of the Central government employees,” said Maken.

Maken claimed that his party has always protected the interests of the Central government employees. Congress had constituted pay commissions for Central government employees in 1953,1963, 1973, 1983 and 1993.

The BJP government had not only failed to constitute the Sixth Pay Commission due in 2003, but also tried to cut corners in the payment of dearness allowance to the employees, which was never more than one or two per cent, he added.


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