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Haryana hikes Dearness Allowance by 2 per cent for state employees

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    It's a good news for Haryana government employees. The state government has on Tuesday announced a 2% increase in dearness allowance (DA) of its employees, effective retrospectively from 1 January 2018.

    Manohar Lal Khattar

    A notification to this effect has been issued today by the Finance Department. The state government thus raised the DA on the pattern of the Centre from the existing 5% to 7%.

    Making the announcement in Chandigarh, Haryana finance minister Abhimanyu said this enhancement would entail an additional financial burden of about Rs309.54 crore on the state exchequer for 14 months from January 2018 to February 2019 in the financial year 2018-19.

    He said the government has also decided that the rate of DA admissible to employees, who continue to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay band or grade as per the 6th Pay Commission, would also be enhanced from the existing rate of 139% to 142% of the pay, with effect from 1 January 2018.

    This would also put an additional financial burden of over Rs9.71 crore on state exchequer for 14 months from January 2018 to February 2019, in the financial year 2018-19, he added.

    The minister said that the rate of DA admissible to government employees who continue to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay band or grade as per the 5th Pay Commission, has also been enhanced from the existing rate of 268% to 274% of the pay, with effect from 1 January 2018.

    OneIndia News (with PTI inputs)

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