Govt staff against DA cut for flood relief

 
But many employees across the state are not willing to contribute their DA having already contributed their one-day salary for the same.

The association headed by L Byrappa took the decision to contribute one-day salary of the employees to the relief fund amounting to Rs 29 crore. Later the association handed over a letter to the Chief Minister assuring contribution of four months DA (5.25 pc) arrears to the relief fund. The total amount would be around Rs 190 crore, as per the association’s calculation. With that each employee would be contributing anywhere between Rs 1,000 to Rs 8,000 towards the relief, besides their one day salary.

The government gave an option to the employees, those not willing to forego their DA arrears to the relief, to give a letter not to deduct their amount. A major section of employees, particularly those belong to C & D classes are opposed to giving away their DA. But it is said that office-bearers have been contacting higher-ups in each department and forcing them to ensure that all employees agree to contribute their DA. Association president L Byrappa said, “As the government staff it is our responsibility to contribute our share for people in distress. A small section of employees are against it but by and large I have convinced all.”

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