New Delhi: Bringing cheers to nearly 5 lakh state government employees, the Bhupesh Baghel-led Chhattisgarh government has cleared a proposal to approve hike in salary along with arrears of 6 months.
The increased salary will be effective from January 2021, a press release issued by the Chhattisgarh Finance department clarified. Furthermore, these employees will also get arrears from July 1, 2020, to December 31, 2020, for which the state exchequer will bear the cost of Rs 300 crore.
Meanwhile, in related news, it has been reported in the media that the central government employees are expected to get four percent increase in dearness allowance which is expected in January 2021. This increase is expected to be in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission.
It may be recalled that in March 2020, the Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi had approved to release an additional instalment of DA to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. 01.01.2020. There will be an increase of 4 percent over the existing rate of 17 percent of the Basic Pay/Pension, to…