Tamil Nadu government on Thursday announced an eight per cent hike in dearness allowance to its employees, in line with the recent Central government order. Chief minister J Jayalalithaa said that this would result in an additional expenditure of Rs 1,639.93 crore annually to the exchequer.
The hike, which will benefit 18 lakh people, including teachers, comes into effect from April 1.
Jayalalithaa said the monetary support was extended to officers, teachers, village assistants of revenue department and staff of anganwadis and noon meal centres. It is also applicable to staff of local bodies, government-aided educational institutions and pensioners.
Source – Times of India
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