Good news for government employees! Tripura government hikes dearness allowance by 5%, salary will increase
New Delhi: Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sahaled cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal to increase dearness allowance by 5 per cent for state government employees and pensioners with effect from July 1. This decision has come at a time when assembly elections are to be held in the northeastern state in March next year.
After this move of the government, the DA of the state government employees has been increased from 3 per cent to 8 per cent of their basic salary, while the central government employees are getting 34 per cent of the basic salary as DA. The difference between central and state government employees is 26 percent. Trade deficit was recorded $31 billion in July, exports decreased by 12% compared to June.
Tripura Information and Cultural Affairs Minister Sushant Choudhary while talking to reporters at the state secretariat on Tuesday evening said, “The Council of Ministers has decided to provide 5 per cent Dearness Allowance (DA) to its employees despite the paucity of resources. With this decision, the government will have to bear an additional annual expenditure of Rs 523.80 crore.
Minister Sushant Chaudhary said that 200 engineers will be recruited in the Public works Department through the Tripura Public Service Commission. He said that engineering students passed from civil, mechanical and electrical subjects would be eligible. The minister said that son 100 staff nurses, 22 pharmacists and 39 lab assistants will also be recruited in the health department.
As per the details of the scheme, a total of 1, 88,494 people will be benefitted including 1, 04,683 regular employees and 80,855 pensioners. The Tripura Government Employees Federation (TGEF) has welcomed this decision. TGEF general secretary Samar Roy said, “We welcome the government’s decision to hike DA by 5 per cent, but the gap with the Central government employees is till huge. We are hopeful that the state government will bridge this gap.”