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Arunachal announces 7% DA for govt employees

Despite a resource crunch, the Arunachal Pradesh government today announced a 7 per cent dearness allowance (DA) Diwali gift for its employees over-and-above the ad hoc bonus announced by the Centre.



Itanagar: Despite a resource crunch, the
Arunachal Pradesh government today announced a 7 per cent
dearness allowance (DA) Diwali gift for its employees
over-and-above the ad hoc bonus announced by the Centre,
taking into consideration the rising price index.

In a statement, Finance and Planning Minister Kalikho Pul
said the DA gift would entail a burden of Rs 39.50 crore (Rs
36.92 crore non-plan and Rs 2.58 crore under Plan heads) on
the exchequer.

Ahead of the festival season, the Centre had on September
13 announced an ad hoc bonus of up to Rs 3,500 for Group C and
D central government employees and personnel of the armed and
paramilitary forces.

Pul said the state government, led by Chief Minister
Jarbom Gamlin, announced the gift with the rationale that a
"huge amount of central funds for implementation of numerous
schemes under the Plan head is flowing in, which could be
utilised properly on time with the commitment of government
employees."

"Implementation of these projects, proper fund utilisation
and timely submission of utilisation certificates would alone
facilitate the release of the subsequent installments in most
of the central schemes," he added.

PTI

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