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Haryana announces 2% dearness allowance hike for state government employees

Haryana announces 2% dearness allowance hike for state government employees: On Tuesday, The Haryana government declared the 2% increase in dearness allowance (DA) of its employees, which is going to be effective with hindsight from January 1, 2018.

The state government also raised the DA on the pattern of the Centre from the obtainable 5% to 7%.

Afterward making of this announcement, Abhimanyu, the Haryana Finance Minister, said this improvement can entail an additional financial burden of about Rs 309.54 crore on the state exchequer for 14 months from January 2018 to February 2019 on this the financial year of 2018-19.

He said the government has decided also that the rate of DA admissible to employees, who continue to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay band or grade according to the 6th Pay Commission, which can be enhanced from the existing rate of 139 per cent to 142 per cent of the pay, with an impact from January 1, 2018.

This will be going to also put an additional financial burden of over Rs 9.71 crore on the state exchequer for 14 months from January 2018 to February 2019, in this financial year 2018-19, he added.

The minister said that the rate of DA acceptable to employees can continue to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay band or grade according to the 5th Pay Commission, has also been improved from the existing rate of 268 per cent to 274 per cent of the pay, with an impact from this January 1, 2018.