7th Pay Commission latest news: 5 pct DA announced for government employees, pensioners in Gujarat

7th Pay Commission latest news today: For government employees a number of allowances have been granted by the government.

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Jan 03, 2020, 04:40 PM IST

7th Pay Commission latest news today: For government employees a number of allowances have been granted by the government. These are time bound to an extent but often there is delay due to some exigency or the other. However, the same is paid within a reasonable period. Dearness allowance is one such allowance that brings cheers to employees. After the arrival of New Year 2020, state government employees have been eagerly waiting for the announcement of Dearness Allowance (DA) for January to June period of 2020. In fact, their expectation was that they will get at least 4 per cent DA for Jan-June 2020 period as inflation had gone up by 3 points in July, August, September and October month. However, there was a surprise in store as events revealed.

 

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GUJARAT GOVT. ANNOUNCES 5 PER CENT DA

GUJARAT GOVT. ANNOUNCES 5 PER CENT DA

It has been announced that Gujarat state government employees will get as much as 5 per cent dearness allowance (DA) and and dearness relief (DR). Yes, this will cheer government employees and pensioners immensely. The same was announced by Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel. Notably, Gujarat state government employees' dearness allowance would become equivalent to the amount being paid to their peers - central government employees. Photo: Reuters

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EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS WERE GETTING 12 PER CENT DA AND DR

EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS WERE GETTING 12 PER CENT DA AND DR

So, from getting 12 per cent DA and DR respectively, state government staffers would now get 17 per cent, which is currently being given to the Central Government employees. While announcing the decision in Gandhinagar, Patel said that the decision would help as many as 5.11 lakh employees and nearly 4.5 lakh pensioners in the state of Gujarat. Photo: Reuters

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WILL BE EFFECTIVE FROM 1ST JULY

WILL BE EFFECTIVE FROM 1ST JULY

The 5 per cent DA announcement linked to 7th Pay Commission by the Gujarat Government will be effective from 1st July 2019. Also, employees and pensioners will get six months arrears as well. Photo: Reuters

 

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DA WILL BE ADDED WITH SALARY

 DA WILL BE ADDED WITH SALARY

Patel also announced that when January 2020 salary and pension will be credited, this DA will be added in it while the arrears will be given to the state government employees and pensioners in a phased manner. Photo: Reuters

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GUJARAT GOVERNMENT EXCHEQUER'S BURDEN

GUJARAT GOVERNMENT EXCHEQUER'S BURDEN

After the 5 per cent DA hike of state government employees and pensioners nearly Rs 1,821 crore would have to be paid out to employees and pensioners and the burden will have to be borne by the Gujarat Government exchequer. Photo: Reuters