Ray thanks Finance Minister

Port Blair
28 Nov 2017

The Member of Parliament, Mr. Bishnu Pada Ray has been consistently pursuing the matter with the Home Ministry and also the Ministry of Finance for the benefit of additional 13th month’s pay and for the Risk and Hardship Allowances to fire fitting staff of these UT Islands.
In pursuant to repeated efforts of Mr. Ray, the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure), GOI vide their Resolution No.11-1/2016-IC dated 06.07.2017 has allowed the benefits of ‘Risk & Hardship allowances’ to the Fire Fitting Staff of Central Government and UTs by giving retrospective effect of implementation from 1st January, 2016. This is an effort of BJP Government to introduce Risk and Hardship allowances to the Fire Fitting Staff of Central Government and UTs for the first time. For such a great decision by the Ministry of Finance, Mr. Bishnu Pada Ray has expressed his heartfelt gratitude to Mr. Arun Jaitley, Minister of Finance, Government of India.