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The Punjab Government have decided to give 6% Dearness Allowance (DA) to all government employees and pensioners, with effect from February 1.

Though the present staff of some departments are always in a dilemma of the date on which their salary will be credited. The increase in DA will additionally burden the exchequer for Rs 720 Crore.

Nearly 3.25 lakh employees and 3 lakh pensioners will be benefited by the Decision announced by the Chief Minister during the Cabinet.

After presiding over a Cabinet meeting, Captain Amarinder Singh Reiterated his government’s firm commitment to ensuring the welfare of employees and pensioners despite financial constraints, the he said the employees are a critical segment of the state administration and safeguarding their interests is the government’s top priority.

Irvinder Singh

08 Feb 2019

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