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Gujarat Chief Minister announced 3 per cent hike in DA for government employees

Published on August 15, 2022
Current Context: Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel announced a 3 percent hike in dearness allowance (DA) for government employees.
Gujarat Chief Minister announced 3 per cent hike in DA for government employees
  • He also announced the expansion of welfare schemes under the National Food Security Act (NFSA). The 3 percent DA hike for the state government employees under the 7th Pay Commission with retrospective effect from January 1, 2022.
  • Around 9.38 lakh employees of the state government, panchayat service and pensioners will benefit from this. This will increase the financial burden of the state government by about Rs 1,400 crore annually.
  • Bhupendra Patel also announced the expansion of the scheme of One-kg grams (pulses) per card per family for NFSA card holders. The eligibility criteria of income limit for inclusion of beneficiaries into the scheme will be widened.
  • At present only people from 50 developing talukas are getting the benefits of the scheme. One-kg grams (pulses) per gram per card will be given to 71 lakh NFSA card holders from all the 250 talukas of the state.
  • The eligibility criteria of income limit per month for inclusion under the NFSA has increased to Rs 15,000 from Rs 10,000. Electronic buses will be operated on iconic routes such as Dwarka, Ambaji, and the statue of Unity. For the convenience of citizens, ATMs will be installed at 50 bus stations.
  • Under the Encore project with the assistance of the World Bank, Real-Time Coastal Water Monitoring System will be used for water quality testing of the estuaries of rivers flowing into the Gulf of Khambhat.
  • Static Knowledge:
    • CM of Gujarat - Bhupendra Patel
    • Governor of Gujarat - Acharya Devvrat

Question: 

Q.1 Which state government announced a 3 percent hike in dearness allowance for the state government employees?
a. Rajasthan
b. Odisha
c. Tamil Nadu
d. Gujarat
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