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Tripura to increase DA for state government employees by 5%

Published on August 03, 2022
Current Context: Tripura government to hike DA (Dearness Allowance) for state government employees by 5%.
Tripura to increase DA for state government employees by 5%
  • Cabinet led by Chief Minister Manik Saha cleared the proposal to hike DA for state government employees and pensioners by 5 percent with effect from 1 July. This move comes ahead of the assembly elections due in March next year.
  • Minister of Information and Cultural Affairs Sushanta Chowdhury said for this government has to bear an additional annual burden of Rs 523.80 cr.
  • A total of 1,88,494 people including 1,04,683 regular employees and 80,855 pensioners will be benefited through this.
  • The DA of state government employees has increased from three percent of their basic pay to eight percent. While the central government employees are given 34% of their basic pay as DA.
  • The central government on 20 April announced a hike in DA for central government employees working at central autonomous bodies.
  • Static Knowledge:
    • CM of Tripura - Manik Saha
    • Governor of Tripura - Satyadeo Narain Arya

Question: 

Q.1 Tripura government hiked the DA (Dearness Allowance) for state government employees by what percent?
a. 3%
b. 4%
c. 5%
d. 6%
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