7th Pay Commission: 7th Pay Commission: Christmas 2023 and New Year 2024 came early for the government employees of three states this year. The West Bengal, Meghalaya and Punjab governments announced DA hike for their employees this week.
While Punjab announced salary hike on December 18, Meghalaya declared DA hike on December 20 and West Bengal became the latest state to announce a dearness allowance hike for the employees on December 21, 2023. Check how much salary will increase for the employees of these three states.
West Bengal Hikes DA by 4%
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced a 4% DA hike for the government employees from New Year’s Day. She made the announcement while speaking at the inauguration of the Kolkata Christmas Carnival 2023 at Allen Park in Park Street area of the city.
“I announce that all 14 lakh state government employees, teaching and non-teaching staff of all schools, colleges and universities, and employees of all statutory undertakings and parastatals and pensioners would be getting another instalment of 4 per cent DA from January 1, 2024,” Banerjee said.
Saying that the provision of DA is mandatory for the central government whereas it is “optional” for the state, Banerjee said that for the DA hike, her government would have to bear an additional expense of Rs 2,400 crore.
7th Pay Commission: DA Hike Announced For Govt Employees, Check How Much Salary Increased