Published On: Wed, Jan 1st, 2020

Gujarat govt’s New Year gift: DA hiked by 5 percent

Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Nitin Patel

Ahmedabad: In a New Year gift for over nine lakh state government employees and pensioners, the Gujarat government on Wednesday hiked the dearness allowance (DA) by five percent.

With this, the DA would be 17 per cent, on par with Central government employees, said Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel in Gandhinagar.

The hike will come into effect retrospectively from July 1, 2019, Patel said. It will benefit 5.11 lakh employees and 4.5 lakh pensioners.

“This month’s salary will be paid with new DA, arrears of previous months would be paid in a phased manner,” the deputy CM said.

The hike would put additional burden of Rs 1,821 crore on the state exchequer every year, he said.

PTI

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