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Haryana govt announces 2% increase in Dearness Relief for state pensioners

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

The government Thursday announced two per cent increase in Dearness Relief (DR) for state government pensioners and family pensioners with effect from July 1, 2018.

Thus DR has been raised on the pattern of the employees from existing seven per cent to nine per cent,Finance Minister Capt said in a statement here.

He said that this enhancement would put an additional burden of about Rs 92.64 crore on the state exchequer for 8 months from July 2018 to February 2019 in the financial year 2018-19.

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First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 18:10 IST