AP govt announces seven per cent DA

Itanagar: The Arunachal Pradesh government on Tuesday announced seven per cent dearness allowance (DA) for its employees considering their welfare and the rising prices index.

According to Finance and Planning Minister Kalikho Pul, the DA would impose an additional annual burden of Rs 39.50 crore (Rs 36.92 crore non-plan and Rs 2.58 crore under the plan header) to the exchequer.

Ahead of the festival season, the Central government on September 13 last had announced an adhoc bonus up to Rs 3,500 for its group C and D employees as well as armed and paramilitary forces personnel.

Pointing out that the state government is aimed at the welfare of all sections of people, particularly the employees and students, Mr Pul called upon the government employees to work with dedication and sincerity.

Huge amount of central funds for implementation of numerous schemes under the plan head is flowing in, which could be utilized properly on time with the commitment of the government employees, he reasoned. (UNI)

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