Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday announced a 7% hike in dearness allowance (DA) for transport corporation employees with effect from July one, 2011.
The decision will benefit more than one lakh employees in the eight government transport corporations. An official release said the DA for government employees, teachers and pensioners had been increased from 51% to 58% on a par with their central government counterparts in October.
So, chief minister J Jayalalithaa ordered that DA for the employees of state transport corporations also be enhanced. She said the arrears of enhanced DA would be paid in cash to the transport employees in one instalment.