Chandigarh: The dearness allowance paid to
government employees in Punjab has been hiked from 27 to 35
per cent on the pattern of central government employees.
Making the announcement here today, Punjab Finance
Minister Manpreet Singh Badal said the hike which takes effect
from January one this year would put an additional burden of
Rs 713.89 crore on the state exchequer in the current fiscal.
The Minister said that the decision would also benefit the
pensioners and they would be paid 8 per cent Additional DA.
He said that the arrears of the DA till May 31, 2010 would
be deposited in the GPF of the employees and would be paid in
cash from June one, 2010.