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WEST GERMANY- Kohl s Moscow Visit

 vious Congress(l) government. Notable among them is the agreement signed on December 25, 1982. This agreement concedes a number of cash demands like: (a) for Leave Travel Concession (LTC) claim, deductions for the first 75 kms would not be insisted upon; (b) encashment facility for 30 days' earned leave per annum (it was 15 days earlier); (c) Rs 600 loan facility towards educational expenses of school- going children every year; (d) raising the budget provision for house building advances, marriage loans, advances for purchase of motor cycles, cycles, etc; (e) grant of house rent allowance. (HRA) at 4 per cent in all rural areas; (f) raising of the earned leave accumulation ceiling from six months to nine months; and (g) appointment of a Pay Commission. Of the above, the previous government had implemented only one, viz, earned leave encashment before it was voted out of power in the January poll.

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