CHENNAI: Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Thursday announced seven per cent hike in dearness allowance for 18 lakh employees, pensioners and family pensioners of the State government, with retrospective effect from July 1, 2016. The measure would cost an additional expenditure of Rs 1,833.33 crore to the State exchequer. The DA hike follows the Central government’s decision to hike DA for its employees by seven per cent.
The DA arrears for the period from July 1 to November 30 would be credited to the bank accounts of employees and others. From this month onwards, the DA hike would be given along with the monthly salary, the Chief Minister said in a statement here.
While government employees would get a minimum hike of Rs 427 to a maximum hike of Rs 5,390, the pensioners and family pensioners would get a minimum hike of Rs 214 and a maximum hike of Rs 2,695.
The DA hike will apply to government staff, including the teaching and non-teaching staff working in aided educational institutions, employees under local bodies and employees governed by the University Grants Commission /All India Council for Technical Education scales of pay.