Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin has announced the hike in the Dearness Allowance (DA) by 4 percent for government employees including teachers, pensioners and family pensioners.
CM Stalin said that it would benefit about 16 lakh staff. The decision was taken after considering the representation of government employees. The DA would now be increased from 34 percent to 38 percent with immediate effect. This has come as a new year gift for the employees.
அரசு அலுவலர்கள் மற்றும் ஆசிரியர்களுக்கு புத்தாண்டு பரிசாக 34 சதவீதமாக உள்ள அகவிலைப்படி 1.1.2023 முதல் 38 சதவீதமாக உயர்த்தி வழங்கப்படும் என மாண்புமிகு முதலமைச்சர் @mkstalin அவர்கள் அறிவித்துள்ளார். pic.twitter.com/D02vm9WY1W— CMOTamilNadu (@CMOTamilnadu) January 1, 2023
CM Stalin said, “The state will incur a loss of Rs 2,359 crore on an annual basis.”
“But, considering the welfare of the government employees, teachers, and pensions the state will bear the cost,” CM Stalin added.
This move would entail an additional annual expenditure of Rs 2,359 crore. Terming the DA hike a ‘New Year gift,’ the government has appealed to the staff to cooperate with the government in its efforts aimed at people’s welfare and prosperity.