6% DA hike for T.N. government employees
Chief Minister Jayalalithaa announced a six per cent hike in DA for government employees with effect from July 1 this year.
In a statement, Ms. Jayalalithaa said over 18 lakh employees would be benefited by the hike. The increase would cost Rs 1,501.24 crore to the State exchequer. Each employee would get between Rs. 366 and Rs. 4,620 per month in their salaries. Pensioners and family pensioners would get between Rs. 183 and Rs 2,310 per month.
Government employees, including those working in local bodies, government-aided educational institutions, teachers, village assistants in revenue department, anganwadi and noon-meal employees, panchayat assistants and clerks would be benefited by the hike. ?I believe that with this increase in DA, government employees will be enthused to work with more vigour,? the Chief Minister said.