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The Tripura government has decided to hike a salary by 3% on basic pay for all state government employees.

“The state government is under acute financial crunch but has decided not to cut the salary of our employees. Instead, we have hiked their basic pay by 3 percent,” Law Minister Ratan Lal Nath said.

Nath further said that the government has taken the decision despite introducing a pay-cut for Chief Minister, ministers and MLAs.

He said that the annual increment of employees’ payment cannot be withheld unless there is something objectionable with the conduct of an employee while performing service.

Normally state government employees are provided increments on their salary twice a year – in January and July.

As per the increment benefits, Group-A employees, who get a salary of Rs. 90,000 would enjoy increment of Rs. 2,700, Group-B employees with Rs. 83,200 salary would receive Rs 2,500 increment, those from Group C would get Rs. 900 in addition to their existing pay and employees in Group-D category would get Rs. 700 extra, Indian Express reported.

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