Dearness Allowance to Tamilnadu Government Employees – GO Released

Manuscript Series


G.O.No.273, Dated 3rd October 2011
(Puratasi 16, Thiruvalluvar Aandu 2042)

ALLOWANCES – Dearness Allowance – Enhanced Rate of Dearness Allowance from 1st July 2011 – Orders – Issued.

READ – the following papers:

1. G.O.Ms.No.98, Finance (Allowances) Department, dated 28th March 2011.

2. From the Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, New Delhi, Office MemorandumNo.1 (14)/2011–E-II(B), dated 03.10.2011.



In the Government Order first read above, orders were issued sanctioning revised rate of Dearness Allowance to State Government employees as detailed below:-

Date from which

Rate of Dearness Allowance
(per month)

1st January 2011

51 per cent of Pay plus
Grade Pay

2. The Government of India in its Office Memorandum second read above has now enhanced the Dearness Allowance to its employees from 51% to 58% with effect from 1st July, 2011.

3. Following the orders issued by the Government of India, the Government sanction the revised rate of Dearness Allowance to the State Government employees as indicated below:-

Date from which

Rate of Dearness Allowance
(per month)

1st July,  2011

 58 per cent of Pay plus
Grade Pay

4. The Government also direct that the above increase in Dearness Allowance shall be paid in cash with effect from 01.07.2011.

5. The arrears of Dearness Allowance for the months of July, August and September 2011 shall be disbursed immediately. While working out the revised Dearness Allowance, fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to next higher rupee if such fraction is 50 paise and above
and shall be ignored if it is less than 50 paise.

6. The Government also direct that the revised Dearness Allowance sanctioned above, shall be admissible to full time employees who are at present getting Dearness Allowance and paid from contingencies at fixed monthly rates. The revised rates of Dearness Allowance sanctioned in this order shall not be admissible to part time employees.

7. The revised Dearness Allowance sanctioned in this order shall also apply to the teaching and non-teaching staff working in aided educational institutions, employees under local bodies, employees governed by the University Grants Commission/All India Council for Technical Education scales of pay, the Teachers/Physical Directors/Librarians in Government and Aided Polytechnics and Special Diploma Institutions, Village Assistants in Revenue Department, Noon Meal Organisers, Child Welfare Organisers, Anganwadi Workers, Cooks, Helpers, Makkal Nala Paniyalar, Panchayat Assistants/Clerks in Village Panchayat under Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department.

8. The expenditure shall be debited to the detailed head of account `03. Dearness Allowance’ under the relevant sub-minor, submajor and major heads of account.

9. The Treasury Officers / Pay and Accounts Officers shall make payment of the revised Dearness Allowance when bills are presented without waiting for the authorization from the Principal Accountant General (A&E) Tamil Nadu, Chennai-18.



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  1. The Govt. (both State and Central) issues full page advertisement in dailies greeting Senior Citizens on the eve of “International Day of Older Persons” as if they are really caring for Senior Citizens. But D.A. orders are yet to be issued (except Rajasthan Govt) to Pensioners; whereas the D.A. to serving employees already issued. Mere paper publicity will not help the Senior Citizens; they need timely help. Will the respective State & Central Governments issue D.A. enhancement orders alongwith serving employees at least in future?


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