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Five percent hike in dearness allowance for government employees and pensioners in Tripura

Agartala, Aug 3 (PTI) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha-led cupboard has accepted a proposal to hike dearness allowance by 5 per cent for presidency staff and pensioners. State Info and Cultural Affairs Minister Sushant Chaudhary gave this info. The proposal to extend the dearness allowance of presidency staff and pensioners by 5 p.c will come into impact from July 1. This choice has been taken by the federal government at a time when political actions have intensified in reference to the meeting elections to be held in Tripura in March subsequent yr.

Sushant Choudhary informed reporters on Tuesday night time, “The Council of Ministers has accepted a proposal to extend the dearness allowance of its staff by 5 per cent regardless of the paucity of sources. As a consequence of this, the federal government should bear an extra annual burden of Rs 523.80 crore. A complete of 1,88,494 individuals, together with 1,04,683 common staff and 80,855 pensioners, might be benefited by this choice of the Tripura authorities.

With this choice, the dearness allowance of state authorities staff has elevated from three p.c of their primary wage to eight p.c. However the central authorities staff are getting 34% of the fundamental pay as dearness allowance. Because of this, there’s a hole of 26 per cent between the dearness allowance of central and state authorities staff. The Tripura Authorities Workers Federation (TGEF) has welcomed the choice. TGEF normal secretary Samar Roy informed PTI, “We welcome the choice to hike dearness allowance of presidency staff by 5 per cent however the hole with the central authorities staff remains to be big. We’re hopeful that the state authorities will cut back it.”

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