“Inhuman, Insensitive”: Rahul Gandhi On Centre’s Dearness Allowance Hike
The whole country is going in the downfall of the economy while phasing lockdown problem because of coronavirus. To secure the economy and to provide all the necessary things to the whole nation earlier PM Modi decided that he with other his MP’s will give 30% of the salary of this whole year so that we can deal with this problem. Now congress President Rahul Gandhi has lashed out centre’s decision to stop the hike in Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) to all government employees and pensioners in view of the country’s financial situation amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. In very sharp words he twitted to criticise this decision where he wrote “inhuman and insensitive decision” and reminded the government crores of rupees could be recouped by suspending the ambitious bullet train project and the Central Vista beautification scheme. He further said “It is an insensitive and inhumane decision of the government to cut DA (Dearness Allowance) of central employees, pensioners and soldiers serving the public while battling coronavirus, instead of suspending the multi-million crore bullet train project and the Central Vista beautification project.
Actually, on Thursday, the centre stopped a hike in dearness allowances and reliefs for all government employees. On which government gave notification on this subject and aid this move will help to deal with this pandemic situation and will help to save Rs 37,350 crore in financial years 2020/21 and 2021/22. A similar move will save states Rs 82,566 crores, making for a combined saving of Rs 1.20 lakh crores. This allowance will be continued to be paid at currency rates though. Explaining the need for the freeze, the government said there had been major increases in expenditure on health as well as welfare measures for those affected by the outbreak and this move will help to deal with the situation further.