Cabinet Decisions: DA of government employees increased by 3 percent

Ranchi: The DA of state employees has been increased by 3 percent from the date of July 1, 2021. Pensioners and family pensioners will also get its benefit as now they will get 31 percent DA instead of 28. A decision in this regard was taken in the meeting of the state cabinet which was chaired by Chief Minister Hemant Soren at the project building here. The DA of the employees getting the fifth pay scale has now been increased from 356 to 368.

The DA of the employees getting 6th pay scale has been increased from 189 to 196. Pensioners and family pensioners will also get its benefit. The DA hike will cost the government an additional burden of Rs 330 crore. A total of 37 proposals have been approved in the meeting. Among other decisions, 14 new rules were also approved which are in line with the Jharkhand Staff Selection Commission’s exam conduction rules. Now the rules for getting pensions to all eligible beneficiaries under Universal Pension Scheme have been simplified in the state. Now only those who pay income tax or are in any central or state government job will not get the benefit of pension. The former conditions have been deleted.

CM Health Scheme has been approved. In this Rs 10,000 will be given to the adult patient instead of Rs three thousand and Rs 5,000 will be given to the minor patient instead of Rs 1500. A scheme worth Rs 638 crore has been approved for the development of rural health infrastructure across the state. This is a centrally sponsored scheme. Among other key decisions, the Govindpur-Sahebganj road will be strengthened for Rs 31.98 crore. Jharia-Baliarpur road will be made two laning in which Rs 44.49 crore will be spent.

Under the Sona-Sobran Dhoti Sari Lungi scheme, approval has been given to supply clothes from Mafatlal Industries, Mumbai. At the same time, dhoti sarees will be distributed to selected 64 lakh families under food security.

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