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Mamata announces 15% DA for state govt employees from January18

Earlier, Mamta govt announced a hike in DA by 10% which was applicable from January 1, 2017

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

mamata banerjee, WB
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the inauguration of the Bengal Global Business Summit in Kolkata on Friday. File photo

West Bengal Chief Minister on Thursday announced 15 per cent hike in of state government employees from next January.

"We give to our employees every January. Though we do not have many funds because of the Centre's deductions, we pay to our employees....

We had announced a hike in by 10 per cent which was applicable from January 1, 2017. This time we will be giving a hike of 15 percent from next January," she said at a State Government Employees' Federation meeting held here.

This hike in will cost the state exchequer an additional Rs 4,500 crore, Banerjee said.

With this announcement, the difference between given by the Centre and the state to its employees came down to around 39 per cent.

Banerjee also assured the employees of do away with the difference by 2019. "By 2019 we will pay the rest," she said.

First Published: Thu, September 07 2017. 23:13 IST