"This has been decided as per our prior commitment towards the state government employees. We are announcing it a bit early because we have to follow some planning. The state government will have to bear an annual additional expenditure of Rs 50 billion," she said.
The Chief Minister said that the erstwhile Left Front government had managed to provide a 35 per cent DA to the state government employees while her government has given a hike of 90 per cent DA.
"Despite our financial crisis and repaying loan to the Centre and running several welfare schemes for people, we have provided 90 per cent DA to our employees," she added.
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