Tamil Nadu announces 4% DA hike for 16 lakh govt employees, pensioners
The hike comes into effect retrospectively from the start of the financial year, 1 April 2023
The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Wednesday announced that the state has approved a 4 per cent hike in 7th Pay Commission Dearness Allowance (DA) for state government employees and pensioners.
The hike comes into effect retrospectively from the start of the financial year, 1 April 2023. The DA was increased from 38 per cent to 42 per cent, the release added.
The move to raise DA for Tamil Nadu government employees would entail an additional expenditure of ₹2,366.82 crore annually to the exchequer.
The DA hike will benefit 16 lakh government employees, teachers, pensioners and those receiving family pension, an official release said on Wednesday.
The Yogi Adityanath led Uttar Pradesh also announced 7th Pay Commission Dearness Allowance (DA) hike by 4%. The DA has been hiked from from 38% to 42%.
The Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) hike for Uttar Pradesh government employees with effect from 1 January 2023.
In April, this year, the Nitish Kumar led-Bihar government also announced that the government will increase the dearness allowance (DA) of the state employees and pensioners by four per cent.