FROM A CORRESPONDENT
Agartala, Aug 7: Tripura government has decided to submit a petition before the double bench of the Tripura High Court seeking review of the earlier order issued by the single bench headed by Justice Subhasish Talapatra instructing the state government to release 31 per cent DA to its employees. Disposing a case filed by the Tripura Government Employees Federation the single bench had instructed the state government to release the pending DA. It also instructed the government to pay the arrear in three instalments.
The order was issued on the basis of an earlier assurance given by the state government that it is committed to pay the pending DA to its employees. However, the state government said it has given the assurance along with a condition ‘subject to availability of fund’ which the high court has over looked.
Earlier the state government had decided to appeal in the Supreme Court against the order issued by the single bench. However, after taking legal advice it has altered its decision and decided to seek review in the double bench of the High Court.
Meanwhile the fince minister Bhanu Lal Saha reiterated the government’s assurance about paying DA to its employees but said the government don’t have sufficient fund for this. He also criticized the central government for not releasing fund for the purpose.
Samar Roy, general secretary of the Tripura Government Employees Federation, rejected the claim that the state government don’t have sufficient fund. He said the decision to seek review before the double bench is a tactical move to kill time. He vehemently criticized the state government for its stand to deprive its employees.