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DIWALI GIFT for these government employees - DA HIKE ANNOUNCED

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Oct 14, 2019, 10:37 AM IST

Punjab state government employees have reasons to cheer, as the Punjab government hiked Dearness Allowance (DA) of its employees. The government's announcement came ahead of the bypolls to four Assembly constituencies in the state. The state government, led by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, has hiked DA for the employees by three percent. This will benefit all the state government employees. Central government also recently announced a hike in DA of its employees from 12 percent to 17 percent.

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7th Pay Commission: DA hike

7th Pay Commission: DA hike

1. Punjab government, led by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, has hiked DA for the employees by three percent.  The hike in DA will come in the festive season when people buy new clothes and other articles.

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7th Pay Commission: DA hike

7th Pay Commission: DA hike

2. The increment in DA of these state government employees will be effective from November 1, 2019. This development came on the heels of the central government's increase in DA of employees.

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7th Pay Commission: DA hike

7th Pay Commission: DA hike

3. The increase in DA will cost Punjab government Rs 480 crore.

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7th Pay Commission: DA hike

7th Pay Commission: DA hike

4. Earlier, central government increased DA of its employees from 12 percent to 17 percent, effective from July 1, 2019.  Nearly 52 lakh central government employees and about the same number of pensioners would receive the benefit of 5 percent Dearness Allowance hike.

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7th Pay Commission: DA hike

7th Pay Commission: DA hike

5. Indian Railways also recently announced 78 days bonus for its employees. These bonuses were for non-non-gazetted group-B, group-C, and group D employees. About 12 lakh Railways employees were benefited from this move. Railways every year announces bonus for its non-gazetted employees.