Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the employees of my state are Karmayogis in true sense. The service rendered by the employees during the Corona period is certainly commendable. In the last one and a half years, the state had to face two horrific waves of coronavirus. Due to this, on the one hand, the expenditure of the Government increased, while on the other hand there was a huge decrease in the revenue income. That is why the government had postponed for some time the increment given to the employees in those difficult times. Now we have decided to increase dearness allowance and give increment.
Chouhan said that dearness allowance of all Govt staff of the State would be increased by 8 per cent. The increased dearness allowance to government staff will be added to the salary of October 2021 to be paid in November 2021. With this, now the total dearness allowance to the officers and employees of the state will increase from 12 percent to 20 percent. Due to the financial condition of the state getting greatly affected during the Corona-era, the increments to government staff in July 2020 and January 2021 were also postponed. The State has now decided that 50 per cent of the pending increment will be given along with the salary of October 2021, to be paid in November 2021.
The remaining 50 per cent of the pending increment will be given along with the salary for February 2022 to be paid in March 2022. Chief Minister said this while discussing with the media at the State hangar in Bhopal.