Arunachal Cabinet clears decks for 4-lane highway, 2% DA for employees

The Arunachal Pradesh Cabinet, headed by chief minister Pema Khandu, on January 4 cleared decks for commencement of work for the Itanagar-Banderdewa four-lane highway project.

The Cabinet, after going through the Cabinet note circulated by Commissioner PWD on compensation estimate prepared by a government-constituted committee, also directed for release of compensation to the beneficiaries through the deputy commissioner.

With this decision, the work on the four-lane highway is set to start soon, according to a release by government spokesperson Bamang Felix.

Giving yet another New Year gift to IAS officers, central service officers on deputation to state government and regular state government employees, pensioners, family pensioners, the Cabinet approved for release of 2 per cent DA and DR with effect from January 1, 2016 at par with the Central government employees.

Despite financial crunch, the Khandu government had recently announced implementation of 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations for the state government employees.

The Cabinet, in another major decision, approved for amalgamation of Directorate of Supply and Transport with Directorate of Food and Civil Supplies. The Khandu Cabinet also renamed the general hospital, Ziro after Late Gyati Takka, former minister.

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