Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha today raised Dearness Allowance (DA) by 7% for all Government Employees with effect from 1.1.2012. The additional enhanced payment of the Dearness allowance will be paid in cash to all regular employees immediately with back date from 1.1.2012. The existing rate of Dearness allowance is now 58%, the revised rate of Dearness allowance will become 65% with effect from 1.1.2012. The calculation of Dearness allowance, Pay in the pay band plus Grade pay with multiple of 65%.
The government of Tamil Nadu has further decided that this hike in allowance will also apply to the Teaching and non-teaching staff of government-aided Educational Institutions, Employees of Local bodies, Employees governed by the University Grants Commission / All India Council for Technical Education scales of pay, the Teachers in government and aided Polytechnics and special institutions, Village assistants, Noon meal organisers, Child welfare organisers, Anganwadi workers, Cooks, Helpers and Assistants, among others.