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Gandhinagar, April 30, 2010: Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi today announced increase in the Dearness Allowance (DA) for Gujarat Government ‘karmayogis' by 8 per cent from the existing 27 per cent to 35 per cent with effect from January 1, 2010.

The karmayogis would be disbursed increased DA from April 1 in cash, while the difference in the DA for the period from January 1 to March 31, 2010 would be deposited in their Provident Fund Accounts. Shri Modi also announced a similar 8 per cent increase in the DA of pensioners on a temporary basis.

The welcome decision would benefit about 4.91-lakh karmayogis and 3.25-lakh pensioners, costing the State Exchequer additional Rs.687-crore and Rs.247-crore respectively, totalling Rs.934-crore.

Gujarat Information Bureau

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