Chief Minister announces 7% Dearness Allowance to state government employees



By: Mohan Lal Verma

Himachal Pradesh Chief minister Mr. Virbhadra Singh has announced 7% Dearness Allowance to the employees of state government today.

The enhanced Dearness Allowance will be due from July 2014 and arrears will be deposited in the Provident Fund of the employees up to March, 2015, putting an extra burden of Rupees 300 crore on the State exchequer. Presiding over the Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) meeting of State employees Federation he also announced enhancing the income limit to Rupees 1.50 lakh from the present Rs. 1.25 lakh and granting of jobs on compassionate grounds.

The Chief Minister said that “demands of the employees of the Rogi Kalyan Samitis would be considered sympathetically. I, always wished a single body of NGOs in the State and the things now seem to come into execution as my only motive is to have a single employee body. Though it was a tough task, but at last ‘all’s well that ends well’ proved to be justified and the state employees have come under the canopy of single employee federation”.


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ML Verma is a Senior journalist, with more than a decade of experience of active reporting for electronic media, news agencies and fast paced online media.

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