Staff Reporter, Bhopal
All unions of state government officers and employees have decided to donate 2 months’ arrears of increased dearness allowance sanctioned by state government to Chief Minister Relief Fund for assistance to hailstorm-affected farmers of the state. Recognised, unrecognised and officers and employees of corporations & boards are also included in this decision. Dearness allowance of these about 10 lakh employees amounts to about Rs. 300 crore.
All organisations handed over letter of consent in this regard to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan here today. The Chief Minister said that officers and employees have given message to farmers that they are not alone and entire state is with them. He said that spirit is more important than quantum of money. Officers, employees and people of the state are Team Madhya Pradesh. Chouhan said that suggestions were being given not to give DA in view of this calamity. But the state government does not favour policy to harm employees’ interests. It gave DA to employees at par with Centre. He said that he was overly pleased by this decision of employees unions and takes pride in officers and employees. Those who handed over letters of consent to the CM included Sultan Singh Shekhawat, Arun Dwivedi, B.R. Vishwakarma, Amar Singh Parmar, L.N. Kailashia, Dr. R.K. Chaurasia, Jitendra Singh, Devi Prasad, Ramesh Chandra Shrma, Nihal singh, M.P. Dwivedi, Ravi Barolia, Ramesh Rathore, Vijay Raghuvanshi, R.K. Tiwari, Ajay Shrivastava, Pradeep Singh, Shiv Pal Singh, Rajesh Tomar etc.