The Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee has announced a 3% hike in DA for all the state Govt. employees on Thursday. This hike will be implemented from the next month.
When the devastating news about the pandemic has polluted the hopes, the news of vaccine has brought some fresh air to breathe in.
Just like the previous one, another good news has been brought by Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister of West Bengal to all her state govt. employees. She has announced a 3% hike in dearness allowance from the next month for them.
She has also said that the state’s coffers would never run dry for its staff, although it was yet to receive dues of Rs 85,000 crore from the Centre. The CM has addressed to the members of the Trinamool Congress-affiliated government employees’ association at the
state secretariat, Nabanna and said,
“We had not been receiving our financial dues. At least Rs 8,000 crore is due under GST. Despite financial constraints, we had met the recommendations of all previous pay commissions (sixth pay commission). We will also provide 3% hike in DA from January 2021.”
She has also added, “More than Rs 85,000 crore dues are yet to be cleared by the Centre but that will not prevent us from giving our people their dues.” It has been mentioned that the exercise will incur an expense of Rs 2,200 crore on the state’s exchequer.
On the other hand, the central government had announced that it has suspended the increment in dearness allowance (DA) for its employees till July 2021 due to the financial stress it is going through because of the pandemic.