|Early Times Report|
Jammu, Feb 23: National Mazdoor Conference (NMC) has demanded total exemption of dearness allowance from the ambit of Income Tax as DA is directly linked with the price index. "Price escalation is directly linked with the DA of the salaried class and pensioners and hence there was no justification of imposing income tax on the Dearness Allowance. He asked Union Finance Minister to reconsider the practice." Shastri said this while addressing a meeting of NMC activists here.
Among others who also spoke on the occasion, included Rajan Babu Khajuria, B.S Jamwal, Surinder Kumar, Sudesh Bhagat, Girdhari Lal Bhagat, Joginder Lal, Darshan Baba, Gara Ram, Romesh Sharma, Paramjeet, Tarsem Sharma, Com. Barkat Ram, Bhopinder Singh, Mohan Lal and others.