6% DA IN PUN­JAB JUST AN ELEC­TION SOP

Hindustan Times (Patiala) - - Punjab/haryana -

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

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