DA Hike: Big gift to government employees, dearness allowance increased, government approved,,,

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DA Hike News Update: Government employees of this state have got a big gift. The BJP government of Madhya Pradesh has announced an increase in the dearness allowance of the government employees of the state. The government led by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has increased the dearness allowance of state government employees from 31 percent to 34 percent.

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Giving information about the decision, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the state government has decided to pay dear allowance to the state government employees at par with the central employees. Now the government employees of the state will get a 34 percent dearness allowance. He said that while this would benefit 7.5 lakh employees of the state, there would be an additional burden of Rs 625 crore on the state exchequer.

The Chief Minister said that earlier the state government employees used to get a 31 percent dearness allowance. Before that, the state government had decided to directly increase the dearness allowance by 11 percent. He said that the increase in dearness allowance would be considered applicable from August, which the state government employees would get in September. State pensioners will also get the benefit of dearness allowance. But before that necessary concurrence clearance will be taken from the Chhattisgarh government because earlier Chhattisgarh used to be a part of Madhya Pradesh only.

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However, it is believed that in the next few days, the dearness allowance of central employees can also be increased from 34 percent to 38 to 39 percent. The Modi government can soon decide on increasing the dearness allowance.