The intelligence agencies have warned that if the announcement of the higher allowances and HRA is delayed further there could be a nationwide unrest. The issue that was supposed to be taken up at last cabinet was not taken up due to the absence of the Finance Minister. It is unlikely that the Cabinet will set the agenda for the issue before June 24. Jaitley will leave on a 4-day visit to Russia on June 20 and currently he is busy with the presidential polls for the agenda to be taken up on 19th.
There is already a lot of tension and frustration among the employees. The IB has said that if the matter gets delayed any further it could go out of hand. For now, the employees are indulging in peaceful protests such as forming human chains. However, if the matter gets delayed further, it could go out of control. The government has taken this report seriously and will work on the issue and try resolving by June end.
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