TAMILNADU GOVT EMPLOYEES WILL GET 7% DA HIKE
The Tamil Nadu Government today announced a seven per cent hike in Dearness Allowance (DA) for government staff, teachers, pensioners and family pensioners, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa told the State Assembly. Making a Statement under Rule 110 in the Assembly, she said the DA hike would have retrospective effect from January one this year. She said the DA, which was hiked in line with the Centre's decision to enhance it for its employees, would benefit 18 lakh government employees, teachers and pensioners. The increased DA would be calculated with effect from January one and would be paid in cash in one go, she said. The state government would incur an annual expenditure of Rs 1,383.49 crore in view of the DA hike, she added. Ms Jayalalithaa said her government was aware of the fact that government employees play a major role in implementing various schemes and taking different projects of the government to the people. Similarly, teachers also do a selfless service in transforming children into the pillars of future and making them responsible citizens, decision makers and popular personalities. She said in recognition of the important role played by the teachers and government employees, her government had decided to increase the DA by seven per cent, extending the benefit being enjoyed by the Central Government employees.
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