Published On: Fri, Feb 26th, 2021

Tripura govt announces 3 per cent hike in DA for employees from March

Agartala, Feb 26 (PTI) Despite financial constraints, the Tripura government has announced a three per cent hike in dearness allowance (DA) from next month for its employees and pensioners, a minister said.

Tripura Minister Ratan Lal Nath told reporters in Agartala that the Cabinet has decided to release the DA to employees and pensioners from March.

The announcement was made for the first time since the BJP-IPFT government came to power in the state in 2018.

The government will spend an additional amount of Rs 320 crore in the next fiscal for the three per cent increase in DA and dearness relief (DR) for its employees and pensioners, Law Minister and the government’s spokesperson Ratan Lal Nath said on Thursday.

The hike in DA and DR will be effective from March 1, he said.

”We are facing challenges as the previous Left Front government put a huge financial burden on us. The pay scale, as per the 7th Pay Commission, has been revised for the government teachers and employees after we came to power,” Nath said.

He said 1,10,517 regular government employees, 67,809 pensioners and 12,178 daily-rated workers will be benefited from the hike in allowance.

Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by The Sen Times staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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