MK Stalin, the chief minister of Tamil Nadu on Wednesday announced that the state government has approved a 4% raise in the 7th Pay Commission Dearness Allowance – DA for its employees and pensioners. This move comes into implementation from the start of the financial year i.e. 1 April 2023. The release also stated how the DA increased from 38% to 42%.
This will benefit around 16 lakh government employees and pensioners in the state.
The DA hike will be calculated on the basic pay of government employees and pensioners. The revised DA will be paid from the first of the month following the announcement. The DA hike is expected to cost the state exchequer around ₹2,367 crore on a yearly basis. However, the government has said that it is committed to the welfare of its employees and pensioners. The news has been appreciated by government employees and pensioners who have also expressed their thankfulness to the government.
Stalin said that the move is expected to help 16 lakh state government employees, pensioners, teachers, and also their family members. family pension, an official release said on Wednesday. This decision came due to the rising demand for teachers and government employees. In another state, Uttar Pradesh, even the state minister Yogi Adityanath hiked the DA from 38% to 42%. The 7th Pay Commission Dearness Allowance – DA and Dearness Relief – DR hike has been since 1 January 2023.
Assam and Bihar governments have also increased the DA by 4% and announced the same this year. The DA hike is a positive development for Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, and other states. It will benefit a large number of people and improve their lives and upgrade their families lives as well. This decision will help to meet the daily expenses and improve their quality of life. Also, the state governments need to be commended for their efforts in making such announcements on a timely basis by reviewing the government staff’s earnings.
In the long run, the state governments are of the opinion that they will contemplate an increase in DA whenever the central government comes up with such reviews and decisions.