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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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Monsoon session of Goa assembly either by July end or August beginning: Speaker

04 Jun 2020 | 4:54 PM

Panaji, Jun 4 (UNI) Goa Legislative Assembly Speaker Rajesh Patnekar on Thursday said that monsoon session of the state assembly could be held by the end of July or from the first week of August.

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Cyclone Nisarga 'devastates' Aurangabad

Cyclone Nisarga 'devastates' Aurangabad

04 Jun 2020 | 4:11 PM

Aurangabad (Maharashtra), Jun 4 (UNI) Cyclone Nisarga, which made its' landfall on Wednesday, has left behind a trail of destruction here as well as in Jalna district, reports said on Thursday.

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Jalna reports one more COVID-19 death, two more cases in Parbhani

04 Jun 2020 | 3:41 PM

Jalna, Jun 4 (UNI) A 60-year-old woman succumbed to the COVID-19 on Thursday while undergoing treatment at the Jalna government hospital, informed official sources.

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Criminal offence filed against renowned Pune housing society amidst lockdown

04 Jun 2020 | 3:31 PM

Pune, Jun 4 (UNI) A 35-year-old woman doctor has filed a criminal complaint against the Chairman, Secretary as well as committee members of Nyati Iris CHS for allegedly harassing and humiliating her amidst lockdown.

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Another jolt to Cong before Guj RS polls, two more MLAs resign

Another jolt to Cong before Guj RS polls, two more MLAs resign

04 Jun 2020 | 3:17 PM

Gandhinagar, Jun 4 (UNI) In another big jolt to the main opposition Congress before the June 19 elections on four Rajya Sabha seats from Gujarat, two more party MLAs resigned on Thursday.

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