WB Govt hikes DA of govt employees by 10%

The state government on Monday issued a notification for granting additional dearness allowance (DA) to its employees, which will come into effect from 1 January 2016.

The order mentioned that state government employees with a grade pay of up to Rs 80,000 per month shall draw dearness allowance at the rate of 75 per cent with effect from 1 January 2016. It was also mentioned that there will be further adhoc increase in the existing daily rate of wages by Rs.21 for workers from 1 January 2016.

Monoj Chakraborty, from the Paschimbanga Rajya Sarkari Federation, said this was a good gesture of the government towards its employees. “The Centre should financially support Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee so that the government is able to clear more DA doses for its employees. But the state government’s role is positive,” he said.