Solan, Jan 25
Eyeing the upcoming assembly polls in Himachal Pradesh, Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur today announced to hike DA installment from 28 percent to 31 percent for around 2.37 lakhs regular government employees of the state, here today.
Presiding over 51st Statehood day at historic Thodo ground here on Tuesday, Chief Minister said that this fulfills a long standing demand of the employees, playing pivotal role in implementing different developmental schemes and public welfare programmes of the ruling government. He said that after the hike in dearness allowance, the employees of the state would get the allowance at par with the Union government employees.
Thakur announced to provide 3rd option of 6th pay commission to those employees who were not covered under two options scheme and announced to provide Rs 2000 Cr to state government pensioners to extend the benefits of pay commission.
Thakur also announced to provide free power to three lakh domestic consumers who are using less than 60 units of power per month. Besides, he also announced slashing of the power tariff for Six lakh consumers from Rs 1.25 to one rupees who are consuming upto 125 units per month.
Chief minister also announced to reduce power tariff from 90 paisa per unit to 60 paisa to Fifty thousands agriculture consumers, providing relief to the farming community of the state.
Earlier, the Chief minister took the salute of the impressive march past of jawans of police, homeguards and NCC. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also extended greetings to the people of Himachal Pradesh on the occasion of the 51 th statehood day.