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Gujarat government increases DA of over 9.61 lakh employees/pensioners by 2 per cent

Gandhinagar, Jan 31 (UNI) Gujarat government on Thursday announced to increase the Dearness Allowance (DA) of more than 9.61 lakh employees and pensioners by 2 percent with retrospective effect of July 1, 2018.
With this the DA has been increased from 7 to 9%. DyCM cum Finance Minister Nitin Patel said that the increased salary would be paid from February month along with the arrears since July last year.
This decision would put an additional annual burden of Rs 771 crores on the state exchequer.
He said that a total of 9,61,638 employees and pensioners including 206447 employees of the state government, 225083 of Panchayati Institutions, 79599 others and total 450509 pensioners would be benefited from the increase.
Patel clarified that the total arrears since July would be paid at one time with February salary (to be paid in March this year).
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