The Cost of Living allowance increased by the 2011 Budget is first to be paid to pensioners this month.The Budget 2011 proposed a payment of 5% special allowance of the monthly salary to all public sector employees and a provision of Rs 600 cost of living allowance for non staff grade employees. Further it was also proposed a CoL allowance of Rs 300 to be paid to pensioners from January 2011. Accordingly pensioners will receive a CoL monthly allowance of Rs 2675 which also includes the increased allowance of Rs 300 on January 10.
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