Business Today
Loading...

7th Pay Commission: Himachal govt announces 4% DA for govt employees, pensioners on Independence Day

7th Pay Commission: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur was presiding over the 73rd Independence Day function at Ridge Maidan in Shimla and said that the DA hike would be paid retrospectively from January this year.

twitter-logo BusinessToday.In        Last Updated: August 16, 2019  | 13:30 IST
7th Pay Commission: Himachal govt announces 4% DA for govt employees, pensioners on Independence Day
7th Pay Commission: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur Thursday announced a 4% Dearness Allowance (DA) hike for government employees and pensioners.

In an Independence Day gift to employees, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur Thursday announced 4 per cent Dearness Allowance (DA) hike for government employees and pensioners.

Thakur was presiding over the 73rd Independence Day function at Ridge Maidan in Shimla and said the DA hike would be paid retrospectively from January. This will ensure an annual additional financial benefit of Rs 260 crore to the employees.

The CM also said the girl candidates of Himachal Pradesh would not be required to submit examination fee for appearing in the entrance tests held by the state public service commission and subordinate services selection board. Thakur added the government school students of Classes 9 and 10 will get free textbooks. This would benefit over 65,000 children of the state.

Also Read:7th Pay Commission: Govt may give Dussehra gift to employees; 5% more hike in DA likely

Thakur was addressing the gathering after hoisting the national flag and taking salute from the march-past by various contingents, including school children. Remembering freedom fighters and slain soldiers, Thakur paid rich tributes to the first chief minister, Yashwant Singh Parmar, for laying a strong foundation for the future development of the state.

Thakur said the state government had framed a vision document, 'Drishtipatra Himachal Pradesh-2030', to achieve developmental goals in a time-bound manner.

Also Read: 7th Pay Commission: Risk allowance up to Rs 25,000 for these central govt employees soon

The chief minister said a target of attracting investment worth Rs 85,000 crore had been set from the 'Rising Himachal Investors Meet', to be held in Dharamshala on November 7 and 8.

He added that memorandums of understanding (MoU) worth Rs 38,000 crore were already signed with various prospective investors. Thakur said Chanshal valley of Shimla, Janjehli valley of Mandi and Bir Billing of Kangra districts were being developed as tourist spots under the 'Nai Raahein Nai Manzilein' scheme.

He said programmes like the Jan Manch, Him Pragati portal, e-Samadhan were started to ensure good governance, adding that the 'Mukhya Mantri Helpline' would be launched soon to facilitate the public further.

(With inputs from PTI.)

Also Read: Rains lash parts of Himachal Pradesh, expected to continue till Monday

Also Read: 7th Central Pay Commission may be the last one; govt may switch to new method to fix salaries

Youtube
  • Print

  • COMMENT
BT-Story-Page-B.gif
A    A   A
close