In a pleasing information for presidency staff in West Bengal, the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress authorities has introduced a 3 per cent hike in dearness allowance subsequent month onwards, information company PTI reported Thursday. Banerjee mentioned the state’s coffers would by no means run dry for its staff, including that it’s but to obtain due of Rs 85,000 crore from Centre.
The choice by the Mamata authorities has come months forward of Meeting elections within the state. West Bengal is scheduled to carry Meeting polls in April/Could subsequent yr. Whereas Mamata Banerjee is in search of to retain energy for the third consecutive time period, the Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP) is trying to develop its maintain within the jap state after a good efficiency within the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The saffron social gathering had gained 18 seats. Mamata’s Trinamool Congress received 22 seats.
Earlier in November, the Division of Public Enterprises (DPE) had introduced freezing of extra allowance for executives and non-unionised supervisors of central public sector enterprises (CPSEs) drawing salaries beneath sure pay scales until June 30, 2021.
Again in April, the Finance Ministry determined to placed on maintain increment in dearness allowance (DA) for about 50 lakh central authorities staff and 61 lakh pensioners until July 2021 as a result of COVID-19 disaster.