6% DA IN PUNJAB JUST AN ELECTION SOP
After two years of assuming power, the Punjab government’s 6% dearness allowance to employees and pensioners is just an election sop. Four DA instalments of 16% are due. Even the Centre’s 9% DA instalment on new scales is pending. Punjab must give these instalments on half-yearly basis on the pattern of the Centre. Pensioners continue to wait for pending DA instalments based on revised pay scale. It is becoming difficult to survive in such inflationary environment.
Kamaljeet Malwa, Patiala