Shivraj government will give the gift of Diwali to the officers and employees. For this dearness allowance will be increased. The Finance Department has sent its proposal to the Chief Minister’s Secretariat. Now the final decision on this will be taken by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. State government spokesperson, Home Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra, while indicating this on Friday said that the government is employee friendly. Staff wait a bit. There will be good news soon. More than one lakh officers and employees will get the benefit of increase in dearness allowance.
At present, the employees in the state are getting 12 percent dearness allowance. The central government has increased the dearness allowance of central employees to 28 percent. Many states have implemented increased dearness allowance. Its preparations have been going on in the state for a long time, but in view of the economy affected due to the Corona crisis, the decision has not been taken yet. Whereas, the employee organizations have also agitated for a long time demanding increase in dearness allowance.
Finance department officials say that economic activities have increased after the control of corona infection. Due to this the revenue of the government is also increasing. From April 1 to August 31, 2021, more than Rs 24 thousand 971 crore revenue has been received from commercial tax, registration and excise. In the same period last year, this revenue was Rs 17 thousand 139 crore. Revenue collection is likely to increase further.
Dearness allowance has been increased by five percent in Chhattisgarh
The Chhattisgarh government has increased the dearness allowance last week. The dearness allowance of officers and employees of the 7th pay scale has been increased by five percent. Whereas, the dearness allowance of the employees who are getting the sixth pay scale has been increased by ten percent. This increase has been given from July 1, 2021.
Dearness Allowance not increased from March 2020
The Finance Department had ordered to increase the dearness allowance of the state employees by five percent in March 2020 but it was postponed. This decision was taken in view of the economy affected by the Corona crisis.