THE STATE Government has increased dearness allowance for the shikshakarmis by 15 per cent with retrospective effect from September 1, 2006. The formal order in this regard was issued by the School Education Department on Saturday.
Until now, the shikshakarmis were receiving DA at the rate of 240 per cent. With effect from September 1, 2006, they would get DA at the rate of 255 per cent. The shikshakarmis have however been demanding as much as 210 pc hike in DA to bring them at par with other government employees. They are planning to hold a two-day convention from November 6 in the State capital to press for their demands.
The announcement comes just ahead of that. However, MP Rajya Shikshakarmi Sangh president Murlidhar could not be contacted for his reaction on the announcement.