In a good news for the employees and pensioners of the Bihar government, the State cabinet on Tuesday cleared a dearness allowance (DA) by two per cent beyond the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission with effect from July 1, 2018.
Informing the development, Bihar cabinet secretariat department Principal Secretary Sanjay Kumar said that the employees will now get nine per cent in place of the existing seven per cent, reported ZeeBiz.
As per reports, with the implementation of the new DA, the government will have to bear an additional annual burden of Rs 419 crore.
Meanwhile, the demand of the Central government employee for the hike in the minimum pay is yet to be considered by the Narendra Modi government.
Even though the CG employees have threatened the Modi government either to pay heed to their demand or face consequence in the upcoming election, the NDA government is yet to make any announcement in this regard.
However, news are also there the BJP government is in no mood to face the wrath of the 50 lakh CG employees considering the ensuing general elections and thus it is in close-door discussion and will soon come out with an announcement in this regard.
Besides, a news is also making rounds that the Modi government will announce the minimum pay hike of the CG employees in January.
The Central government employees are presently getting a minimum pay of Rs 18,000 which they say not enough to have any impact on their financial position. They are demanding a hike of Rs 8000- Rs 26,000- an increase in the fitment factor by 3.68 times from the existing 2.57 times.