The Haryana government has decided to give its Group C and D employees the option to draw their salary advance up to Rs 10,000 in cash and this amount would be adjusted in their salary for November paid in December 2016. Further, the government has decided to give two per cent Dearness Allowance (DA) to its employees on revised scales of pay with effect from July 1, 2016.
State’s Finance Minister Capt Abhimanyu said Group C and D employees would be given an option of drawing Rs 10,000 in cash in advance on the lines of the incentive being given by the Central Government. This would ease the pressure on banks, he said.
The cash would be made available at respective departments. Following demonetisation, people are facing problems in getting new currency and have been queuing up at banks and ATMs.
Capt Abhimanyu said arrears of the revised pay would also be paid within the current financial year. He said a proposal for giving two per cent DA on revised pay scales had been approved by the CM. With this revision, the state exchequer would bear an additional burden of Rs 21.92 crore per month.