The Arunachal Pradesh government on Tuesday announced 7 per cent hike in Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) for state government employees from July 1 last.

Chief Minister Nabam Tuki had approved the enhancement on Novernment 23 last after constant demand by the Confederation of Services Associations of Arunachal Pradesh (CoSAAP), the umbrella organisation of the employees.

As per a government notification issued today, the DA payable to state government employees would be enhanced from the existing of 65 per cent to 72 per cent.

The additional instalment of DA payable under this order would be paid in cash to all state government employees.

In a similar notification, the state government has also approved enhancement of DR, payable to state government and family pensioners from the existing rate of 65 per cent to 72 per cent with effect from July 1.

While approving the enhancements and subsequent release of DA and DR, the chief minister expressed hope that the state government employees would reciprocate positively and re-dedicate themselves in the service of the state and its citizens.

“Ours is a people’s government. We are committed to look after the welfare of our employees, who are the backbone of the government. Let us work together for the greater interest of our people,” he said in a statement from New Delhi.

(This article was published on November 27, 2012)
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