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7th Pay commission: Dearness allowance (DA) hiked by 3% to 12%, much to these employees relief

7th Pay commission: Gujarat government has decided to increase the Dearness Allowance (DA) by 3% to be paid to its over 900,000 employees.

Jul 17, 2019, 09:00 AM IST
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7th Pay commission: Much to the relief of these employees, government has taken steps to ensure they have some more money in their wallets. Gujarat government has decided to increase the Dearness Allowance (DA) by 3% to be paid to its over 900,000 employees. This includes retired employees who are drawing pension from the state government. The state government employees at present are earning a DA of 9% which will now be increased to 12% after the announcement. 

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1. Over 9 lakh employees to be benefited

1. Over 9 lakh employees to be benefited

The rise is part of the 7th pay commission recommendations and the decision is likely to benefit 9,61,638 employees in total including pensioners and those working in the panchayats. However, the decision will put an additional burden of Rs 1,071 crore on the state exchequer. Image: IANS  

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2. Dearness Allowance (DA) will be paid in July

2. Dearness Allowance (DA) will be paid in July

Earlier in the day, Dy CM Patel said that the employees both current and retired will be given an increase of 3% in their Dearness Allowance with effect from January 1, 2019, however the arrears for the hike in DA will be paid in the month of July. Image: Pixabay

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3. Salary hiked to Rs 38,090 per month

3. Salary hiked to Rs 38,090 per month

Deputy chief minister Nitin Patel earlier also announced a hike in salaries of teachers of aided secondary and senior secondary schools. "Now secondary school teachers will get Rs 31,340 and senior-secondary school teachers Rs 38,090 per month. It will benefit 1,774 secondary and 4,835 senior-secondary teachers," Patel announced. Image: Pixabay

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4. Hike in DA as per 7th pay commission

4. Hike in DA as per 7th pay commission

The hike in DA will also benefit employees of grant-in-aid institutions and is in line with the recommendations of the 7th pay commission. Image: Pixabay

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5. DA for central government employees

5. DA for central government employees

The Central government had on January 1, 2018 increased the DA for its employees to 2%. Image: Reuters

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