Uttarakhand State government announces 2% hike in DA
The state government on Wednesday announced a 2% hike on Dearness Allowance (DA) in the hill state with immediate effect
The move will benefit over 1.5 lakh employees in Uttarakhand.
Confirming the development, state finance secretary Amit Negi, said, “The hike has been implemented and the employees would get the benefit starting from January 1, 2018.”
The hike would result in an additional expenditure of over Rs 70 crore annually on the state exchequer.
The state government had been in discussions with the Centre regarding the implementation of the 2% DA hike and it was after tabling the budget that the preparation to give additional money was completed.
The move is sure to benefit the ruling party in the forthcoming civic polls and the by-election in Tharali.
Source : TOI