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Jharkhand cabinet nod for hike of state employees DA to 28 per cent

Ranchi, July 27:: The state government employees of Jharkhand who were for long time waiting for the increase in their salary, here comes a wonderful piece of news.

The Jharkhand state cabinet on Tuesday increased the Dearness Allowance of the state employees from 17% to 28%. Issuing an order in this regard, the state government said that the DA hike will be effective from July 1.

 The decision was taken during the cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Hemant Soren. In the meeting held at Project Bhawan, it was decided to increase dearness allowance of state government employees and pensioners on the lines of the central government. 

Notably, the state government employees will get a hike of 11% in their DA from July 1. Earlier, the state government employees were getting only 17% DA, which has now spiked to 28%.  It must be noted that the current hike would be calculated on the Basic Pay of the employees. For instance, an employee gets Rs 100 as basic pay. The DA amount at 17 percent rate comes around Rs 17. Now, the total DA is raised by 28 percent of Rs 100 which comes to Rs 28.

On Thursday, the Karnataka government had increased the dearness allowance (DA) for its employees and pensioners, which it had frozen in view of the crisis arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic. With this, the new DA rate will be 21.5 per cent, up from 11.25 per cent.

Prior to that, the Haryana and Rajasthan governments have increased the dearness allowance from 17 per cent to 28 per cent in line with the hike of DA by the Central government.

The other important decisions taken at the state cabinet on Tuesday included a revised MoU between Jharkhand government  with National Institute of Hydrology (Roorkee) for making a state specific action plant to achieve the laid guidelines of National Action Plan for Climate Change (NAPCC is a Government of India’s programme launched in 2008 to mitigate and adapt to the adverse impact of climate change) of Union Jal Mission ministry, giving extension of the umbrella integrated child development programs of the Union government as per the decision of the Central government till March 31, 2022, free study materials to all categories of students in class nine and 10 of government schools, sanction to amendments in Jharkhand Goods and Services Tax Act 2017 after amendments in the Central GST 2017 Act and formation of Jharkhand GST (Amendment) Bill 2021, nod to JBVNL for direct payment of subsidy amount to DVC and NTPC for purchase of energy directly from the departmental budget.

The cabinet also gave nod for increasing the caution money and taking training fee in the government ITIs, permission for Jharkhand Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Regulation  2021 and sanction of budget of Rs 176.70 Crore for strengthening and widening of Barlanga-Nemra-Pirgul-Kasmar-Khairachatar- Bengal border on NH-33 through Jharkhand State Highway Authority.

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