MP Cabinet decides to hike DA to government servants and pensioners by 3%; 27% quota for OBCs

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Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Monday 3 June 2019 took the decision to increase the Daily Allowance /Relief under the 7th Payscale of Government servants, permanent employees, panchayat secretaries and pensioners/family pensioners.

The Cabinet decision to hike the DA will benefit about 700, 000 State government servants and 4.5 lakh pensioners in madhya Pradesh. The increased amount from January 1 to March 30 will be deposited in the general provident fund account. Cash payment will be made from May 2019 onwards. This will involve additional expense of Rs 1647 crores by the State Government under the salary-DA head.

The Cabinet has also decided to end the need for approval of Chhattisgarh government under Section 49 of Madhya Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2000 for hiking theDA of pensioners/family pensioners.

Reservation for OBCs

The Cabinet also ratified the Madhya Pradesh Public Service (Reservation for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes) Amendment Ordinance -2019 to increase the percentage of reservation to 27 per cent for Other Backward Classes.

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