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Assam Govt raises DA

Guwahati: The Assam Government on Monday announced a hike of 7 per cent Dearness Allowance (DA) for its employees, effective from July 1, 2011.

With this latest increase, DA of state government employees have gone up to 58 per cent. The total increase during the year has been 13 per cent so far, a release informed.

The additional monthly expenditure for the Government will be to the tune of Rs 400 crore approximately for the eight-month period from July 2011 to February 2012.

The enhanced DA will be paid with the current salary bill from November onwards.

The arrears will be paid to the employees in one installment, the release added. (UNI)

Sudha Pillai on 2-day visit to Mizoram

Aizawl: Sudha Pillai, member secretary of the Planning Commission, arrived here on Monday on a two-day maiden visit as the state has been facing serious financial crunch.

Pillai would meet beneficiaries of the New Land Use Policy (NLUP), the flagship programme of the state government during her visit to nearby Sihphir village on Tuesday.

Her visit came after the state chief minister Lal Thanhawla’s meeting with Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee where Mizoram government asked additional fund under plan and non-plan sectors to tide over the current fiscal problems arising out of payment of enhanced salaries to the employees in accordance with the recommendations of the sixth central pay commission.

Lal Thanhawla also met Sonia Gandhi and sought her help for the fund-strapped state. (PTI)

Naga rebels asked not to seek festival donations

Kohima: The Naga Council Dimapur (NCD) on Monday appealed to all underground groups, unions or any other agencies in the district not to seek donations from the public or business community during the festive season.

In a press release, Naga Council president Savi Liegise lauded the public declaration made by the NSCN (K), strictly ordering its rank and file, both civil and army set up, not to seek donations from public and business community.

”This declaration from the NSCN (K) has cleared the air and general public and every businessman should hail the approach,” it said. (UNI)

Demonstrative Art Workshop

Kohima: The Nagaland Department of Art and Culture would be organising a Demonstrative Art Workshop cum Exhibition with contribution from eminent artists of the state from November 1-5 at the Town Hall, Dimapur.

Official sources said the Workshop would be organised in collaboration with North East Zone Cultural Centre (NEZCC), where painters and sculptors would exhibit their works and demonstrate art during the week-long programme.

The workshop would be inaugurated by Advisor for Art and Culture Deo Nukhu tomorrow.

The Department has invited all art lovers to visit the Workshop cum Exhibition. (UNI)

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