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Punjab to give 6 pc DA to 6.25 lakh employees, pensioners

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Punjab government on Friday announced 6 per cent dearness allowance (DA) to government employees and pensioners, with effect from February 1, 2019.

The decision, which will benefit nearly 3.25 lakh employees and 3 lakh pensioners, was announced by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh during the Cabinet meeting after informal discussions on the issue.

The decision would entail an additional annual financial liability of Rs 720 crore to the state exchequer.

Reiterating his government's firm commitment to ensure the welfare of employees and pensioners despite financial constraints, the Chief Minister said that the employees were a critical segment of the state administration and safeguarding their interests was the government's top priority.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 15:30 IST
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