Good news for govt employees, pensioners: DA, DR increased from March in this state

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The hike in dearness allowance and dearness relief will be effective from 1 March, Tripura government said.  The hike in dearness allowance and dearness relief will be effective from 1 March, Tripura government said. 1 min read . Updated: 28 Feb 2021, 07:46 PM IST Staff Writer Over 1 lakh government employees and more than 60,000 pensioners will be benefited from this moveFor this, the government will spend an additional amount of 320 crore in the next fiscal

Tripura government announced a three per cent hike in dearness allowance (DA) for its employees and pensioners, starting from March. For this, the government will spend an additional amount of 320 crore in the next fiscal, state law minister Ratan Lal Nath said.

The hike in dearness allowance and dearness relief will be effective from 1 March. Over 1 lakh government employees and more than 60,000 pensioners will be benefited from this move. The increase in DA and DR are in with the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission.

"We are facing challenges as the previous Left Front government put a huge financial burden on us," state law minister Ratan Lal Nath told news agency PTI. The announcement was made for the first time since the BJP-IPFT government came to power in the state in 2018.

"The pay scale, as per the 7th Pay Commission, has been revised for the government teachers and employees after we came to power," the minister added.

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