Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday announced that Dearness Allowance (DA) of state government employees will be hiked to 31 per cent from 20 per cent.
”Due to coronavirus, we could not hike the DA of state government employees. But now it will be hiked to 31 per cent and disbursed from April,” he said, addressing a function in Vidisha district.
The decision will benefit around seven lakh employees, officials said.
The announcement came two days before the start of the budget session of the Madhya Pradesh Assembly.
Congress MLA Jaivardhan Singh had said that the main opposition party would raise the demand of restoration of the old pension scheme for government employees, on the lines of Rajasthan, in the coming session.
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