Pradeep Sharma

Tribune Information Service

Chandigarh, June 25

In a setback to over 5 lakh Haryana Authorities staff and pensioners, their elevated dearness allowance (DA), which has been placed on maintain since January 1, 2020, in view of the financial disaster triggered off by the Covid pandemic, is not going to be restored with impact from July 1, 2021.

TVSN Prasad, Further Chief Secretary (Finance)

State to observe Centre

For the reason that Haryana Authorities follows the Central Authorities within the launch of the DA instalments, it’s ready for the Centre to revive the DA of its staff. As quickly because the Centre releases the hiked DA for its staff, the federal government will observe go well with.

Sources stated the Khattar authorities wouldn’t restore the elevated DA because the after-effects of the pandemic on the state’s financial system had been nonetheless seen and it will not attainable to revive the hiked DA.

The suspension of the cost of the DA installments, moratorium on new authorities jobs and placing depart journey concession (LTC) on maintain had been a few of the austerity measures introduced by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar final 12 months.

“In view of the disaster arising out of Covid, it has been determined that the extra installment of the DA payable to the Haryana Authorities staff and dearness reduction (DR) to the Haryana Authorities pensioners, due from January 1, 2020, shall not be paid. Nonetheless, the DA and DR on the present price of 17% will continued to be paid,” the letter from the Finance Division had stated.

In the meantime, Subhash Lamba, president, Sarv Karamchari Sangh, alleged that the denial of the DA instalments to the staff and the pensioners was violation of their basic rights. “Whereas the costs have elevated considerably since final 12 months, there was no improve within the DA since one and a half years, placing staff to monetary loss in the course of the pandemic,” he stated, including that the sangh would quickly launch an agitation on the difficulty.

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