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More relief for Haryana pensioners
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, July 3 The Haryana Government today released another installment of dearness relief (DR) to its pensioners.

The Haryana Finance Minister, Mr Sampat Singh, said the pensioners drawing revised pension or family pension would be given dearness relief at the rate of 38 per cent of pension with effect from January 1, 2000.

He said the pensioners, who were drawing unrevised pension or family pension up to Rs 1750, would now get dearness relief at the rate of 243 per cent of the pension or family pension. Those drawing pension exceeding Rs 1750 but not more than Rs 3000 would get it at the rate of 182 per cent of the pension or family pension, subject to a minimum of Rs 4252 and those getting pension about Rs 3000 would get dearness relief at the rate of 158 per cent of the pension, subject to a minimum of Rs 5460, he added.

The Finance Minister said the State Exchequer would have to bear an additional burden of Rs 1.62 crore during the current financial year.


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