The Tripura government on Thursday announced that it will provide allowances to its employees with effect from March 1. The first time since the BJP-IPFT government was formed in the state, the Tripura government has decided to release three per cent pending dearness allowance (DA).
The state government will give the first instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) with a hike of three per cent to its employees and pensioners. While addressing a press conference at Civil Secretariat on Thursday evening, Law Minister Ratan Lal Nath said, “Though the new pay scale (7th pay commission) was implemented on October 01 in 2018, we could not give allowance to the employees due to financial constraints."
Nath said that 1, 90504 state government employees and pensioners will get their 3 per cent DA. He said that the government will spend Rs 320 crore in a year for this. Minister Nath said that no state in India had paid a DA during the Covid pandemic situation. He said that from January 2020 to July this year, the central government has frozen the DA. He further said that Tripura has set an example to other states in this regard.