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7th Pay Commission: CONFIRMED! 3% DA, DR hike for government employees, pensioners of THIS state from March 1

7th Pay Commission Latest News Today: In a big Holi gift for the government employees and pensioners, the government of this state has announced 3 per cent Dearness Allowance (DA) for them. This increased DA and DR will come into effect from March 1.  

The announcement was made by Tripura government for its state employees and pensioners. This will also the first time Tripura government will be paying these allowances as per the new pay scale since implementation of 7th Pay Commission-linked pay structure in the state.  

The state government on Friday announced a 3% hike in dearness allowance (DA) from next month for its employees and pensioners. Notably, the hike in the dearness allowance and dearness relief has been done as per the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission. The state government said that the hike in DA and DR will be effective from March 1.   

Giving further details, state Law Minister and the government’s spokesperson Ratan Lal Nath said that the state government will spend an additional amount of Rs 320 crore in the next fiscal for the three per cent increase in DA and dearness relief (DR) for its employees and pensioners.   

“We are facing challenges as the previous Left Front government has put a huge financial burden on us. The pay scale, as per the 7th Pay Commission, has been revised for the government teachers and employees after we came to power,” Nath said.   

Speaking to news agency PTI, the minister added that 1,10,517 regular government employees, 67,809 pensioners and 12,178 daily-rated workers will be benefited from the hike in allowance. Notably, the announcement from the state was made for the first time since the BJP-IPFT government came to power in the state in 2018. 

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