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DA not to be merged with basic in MP

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Bhopal, Mar 23 (UNI) The Madhya Pradesh government today clarified in the assembly that no scheme was in existence for assimilating 50 per cent DA into its employees' basic salaries.

In a written reply to a question by Mr Meharban Singh Rawat (BJP), Finance Minister Raghavji said there was also no consideration about repealing professional tax or constituting a sixth pay commission.

''The government announced, in the budget, a three per cent hike in DA and pensioners' dearness relief. Attempts will be made to bridge a 12 per cent difference in Centre-state DA. However, additional allowance -- matching the Centre's DA increase for 2006-07 -- will be approved,'' he added.

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