TN Govt Pongal Bonus 2022
TN CM Stalin increases the DA for government employees to 31% and declares the ‘Pongal’ cash reward.
Tamil Nadu Government employees DA hike 2022, Teachers, Pensioners, Family Pensioners and Pongal Gift for Group C and D employees
With effect from January 1, 2022, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin announced a 14% rise in Dearness Allowance for government employees, teachers, pensioners, and family pensioners.
Stalin also ordered a harvest celebration and a ‘Pongal’ gift of Rs 3,000 for C and D category employees, Rs 1,000 for those on special pay, and Rs 500 for pensioners, including those on special pension.
The Pongal celebration will take place on January 14, 2022.
According to an official announcement issued here, the increase in DA from 17 to 31 percent will result in an increased spending of Rs 8,724 crore, with an additional expenditure of Rs 169.56 crore for holiday cash gifts. Despite the economic strain, the Chief Minister ordered a DA rise and a festive gift for all government employees, teachers, and retirees, according to the administration. Stalin declared in the Assembly on September 7, 2021 that the improved Dearness Allowance for government employees and retirees will be accelerated by three months, with effect from January 1, 2022. The government, on the other hand, had not defined the amount at the time.
The government, on the other hand, had not indicated the percentage increase that was being considered at the time. Employees had requested and expected an increase of 11%. About 16 lakh government employees and retirees would benefit from the current DA increase.
The hike in DA for employees and pensioners was previously announced in the amended budget (2021-22), with an effective date of April 1, 2022, which was later accelerated by three months.