The Tripura government has decided to provide 5% Dearness Allowance for the employees and retired employees of the state government.
This decision was taken in the state cabinet meeting on August 02, 2022.
Information and Cultural Affairs Minister Sushanta Chowdhury announced it in a press conference.
The annual expenditure of the state government will be around 523 crore 80 lakh rupees for paying this 5 percent allowance.
According to Sushanta Chowdhury, fixed salary employees will also get this benefit.
He said that a large number of government employees and retired employees will benefit from this decision.
The Minister also said that appoint 200 junior engineers will be appointed in the works department. 100 Grade-8 (7) Engineers and 100 Grade-/(4) Jr. Engineers will be appointed. The recruitment process will be completed through TPSC.
On the other hand, Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Debbarman also highlighted the decision in his social media.
Former Chief Minister Biplab Kumar also praised the cabinet led by Dr Manik Saha for the decision and congratulated them for taking such a decision.
He wrote that he welcomes the decision of GoT, led by CM Dr. Manik Saha for increasing 5% DA for employees and pensioners of the state government.
Approximately extra ₹523 crore will be spent for this requirement. He wished best to all the employees and called to work earnestly together for the welfare and development of Tripura.