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Punjab govt to pay two installments of pending 7% DA be given in cash w.e.f February 1, 2019

February 28, 2019 12:10 PM

CHANDIGARH: The Committee of Ministers under the Chairmanship of Mr. Brahm Mohindra, Health and Family Welfare Minister today held a meeting with the Union Leaders of Punjab State Ministerial Services Union at Punjab Bhawan, Chandigarh. The Committee after hearing the various pending demands of the employees made following recommendations.

Considering the demand of the Punjab State Ministerial Services Union The Committee of Ministers made recommendation to give 7% DA to the employees (4% due from 01-01-2017 and 3% due from 01-07-2017) in cash w.e.f. February 1, 2019. Decision to release the arrears of this DA will be taken later in future.

The Committee of Ministers also decided to constitute a committee to consider the demand of the employees to implement the old pension scheme on the government employees recruited after 01-01-2004.

The Committee of Ministers also made recommendation that the Probation Period of the newly recruited employees would be considered as the qualifying service for the purpose of pension and seniority but no increment would be given to employees during Probation Period. Finance Department would soon issue notification in this regard.

The Committee of Ministers further framed the committee comprising of Principal Secretary, Finance and Principal Secretary, General Administration to study the demand of the employees to reduce the Probation Period. This committee would made final recommendation in this regard.

The Committee of Ministers apprised the Union leaders that the case to regularize the services of the contractual, Daily Wage and Adhoc employees is already under the consideration of this high powered committee of Ministers and the case of the employees of the hospitality department would also be considered by the committee.

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