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Odishatv Bureau

7th Pay Commission Latest News Today: Amid demands of minimum pay hike beyond 7th Pay Commission recommendations, the central government has made sure that the hopes of the employees are not shattered which is why the dearness allowance to employees of many departments were increased this year. In the whole process, employees of the Railway and Postal departments are also going to get gifts before Diwali.

If reports are anything to go by, after the Finance Ministry approved proposals, Indian Railways as well as the postal department has issued orders to increase the DA of their employees from 5 per cent to 17 per cent. It is also being said that all the departments as well as the state governments will be able to extend additional DA gifts to their employees before the festival of Diwali.

Reports further claimed that the central government is doing its best to give this month's salary to employees with increased DA.

After DA hike for employees in Haryana, the state governments of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh are also trying to increase their employees' salary before Diwali. Yogi Adityanath-led government in Uttar Pradesh has decided to give a bonus of Rs 7000 to non- gazetted Group C and Group D employees, said sources.

Meanwhile, the government employees of the newly created Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir as well as Ladakh will get all the Central Pay Commission benefits from October 31. “Union Home Ministry has issued orders in this regard. The move will benefit 4.5 lakh government employees who are working in the existing state of Jammu and Kashmir and will become the employees of UT of Jammu and Kashmir and UT of Ladakh from 31st October, 2019 (sic.),” said a government note.

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