Haryana 2nd state to allocate budget for Pay Commission

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Chandigarh, Mar 26 (UNI) Haryana Finance Minister Birender Singh today told the state assembly that Haryana was the only state, besides Tamil Nadu, which had made a separate allocation in the 2008-09 budget for the implementation of the report of the Sixth Pay Commission.

In his reply to the discussion on the state budget, he also assured the House that after the availability of the report of the Pay Commission, the Haryana government would ensure that the state employees would get better facilities such as TA/DA and House Rent allowance (HRA) than the other states.

The Minister said the annual growth rate of Haryana was 11.2 per cent which was the biggest achievement of the state governmment.

This growth rate was higher than that of the neighbouring state Punjab and even higher that the national growth rate.

He said Haryana managed to maintain its annual growth rate of 11.2 per cent and increase in annual revenue receipts at 20 per cent, there would be no poverty in the state after six or seven years.

He said when the Congress government took over in Haryana, the revenue receipts in the state were 11149 crore. During a period of three years, the revenue receipts had risen to 21695 crore.

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