Tribune Information Service
Chandigarh, July 26

In a jolt to over 2.85 lakh Haryana Authorities pensioners, the BJP-JJP authorities has determined to not pay them enhanced dearness allowance (DA), which has been placed on maintain because of the Covid-induced financial downturn.

Two days after Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar claimed that the Haryana Authorities would pay DA @28% as in opposition to present 17% to the state authorities workers and pensioners, the Finance Division issued an order at the moment saying the fee of hiked DA to solely over 2.62 lakh authorities workers.

Govt flip-flop

  • July 24: CM Manohar Lal Khattar pronounces that the fee of elevated DA @ 28% will profit about 2.62 lakh workers and about 2.85 lakh pensioners
  • July 26: The Finance Division order says that the improved DA will probably be paid to the federal government workers solely; no point out of pensioners

There is no such thing as a point out of the fee of the elevated DA, usually known as dearness aid for the pensioners within the order.

“The Governor of Haryana is happy to resolve that the DA payable to the Haryana Authorities workers shall be enhanced from the prevailing fee of 17% to twenty-eight% with impact from July 1, 2021,” the order stated.

On July 24, the Chief Minister stated the fee of the elevated DA to the about 2.62 lakh workers and about 2.85 lakh pensioners would put an extra burden of about Rs 210 crore per thirty days on the state exchequer.

The suspension of the fee of the DA installments, moratorium on new authorities jobs and placing depart journey concession (LTC) on maintain had been among the austerity measures introduced by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar final yr.

Subhash Lamba, president, Sarv Karamchari Sangh, stated: “The fee of the improved DA to authorities workers from July 1 and its denial to pensioners is unconstitutional and defies logic. The BJP-JJP authorities has insulated senior residents.”

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