Tripura: DA Announces Hike For Govt Employees, Pensioners

Guwahati: The Tripura government has announced a 12% increase in Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief for its employees and pensioners with effect starting on December 1.

With this revision, the overall DA increase announced by the current BJP-led administration, which took office in 2018, increased from 8% to 20%.

“Today announced 12 percent hike in DA/DR for the employees & pensioners. Besides, also declared over 50 percent hike in remuneration of DRWs MRWs PTWs, and Contingent workers. The decisions will benefit around 1,94,000 persons/ families and will have a positive impact on the overall development,” Chief Minister Manik Saha tweeted.

The chief minister said the revision will come into effect from December 1.

In addition, the state government announced a pay increase of almost 50% for the more than 8,600 casual and part-time workers.

“The DA/DR increased remuneration/wages etc, will be paid with the monthly salary/pension, etc of December 2022,” a statement by the state government said.

According to the statement, 104,600 regular employees and 80,800 pensioners across the state would benefit from the revision in DA allowances.

The increase in DA and compensation will give employees and pensioners an extra Rs 120 crore (1,440 crore) a year.

The announcement was made despite having a huge debt burden left over by the previous CPI (M) regime, which ruled the state for over two decades.

 Tripura will have its assembly elections early in the following year.

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