MP Government Employees To Get 31% DA
- The government decided to increase the Dearness Allowance of state government employees.
- They had been unable to pay the full DA due to increase in Coronavirus cases.
- Government will also give an additional ₹25,000 to girl students under the "Ladli Laxmi scheme".
Bhopal: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday announced that the Dearness Allowance (DA) of state government employees will be hiked to 31 per cent from 20 per cent. “Due to coronavirus, we could not hike the DA of state government employees. But now it will be hiked to 31 per cent and disbursed from April,” he said, addressing a function in Vidisha district.
Further, the state government will also give an additional ₹25,000 to girl students under the “Ladli Laxmi scheme” on taking admission in the college, Chouhan announced. The decision will benefit around seven lakh employees, officials said. The announcement came two days before the start of the budget session of the Madhya Pradesh Assembly.
Congress MLA Jaivardhan Singh had said that the main opposition party would raise the demand for restoration of the old pension scheme for government employees, on the lines of Rajasthan, in the coming session.