TN: 7% DA hike for govt employees
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Last Updated: Monday, April 09, 2012, 15:32
Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government Monday announced a seven per cent DA hike for its employees with effect from January 1 this year.

This was announced by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in the Assembly in a suo motu statement.

"Like the central government employees' DA which was hiked by seven per cent from January 1 this year, I am happy to announce a seven per cent hike in DA for the state government employees, teachers, pensioners and beneficiaries of family pensioners," she said.

The hike would be paid in cash, she said.

The hike would also benefit officials and teachers of local body and government-aided institutions, village assistants in the revenue department, workers of Anganwadi and nutritious meal schemes.

Over 18 lakh employees and pensioners would benefit from the hike, which would cost the state exchequer an annual expenditure of Rs 1,383.49 crore, she said.


First Published: Monday, April 09, 2012, 15:32

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