DA from 1st Jan 2023 to TN State Government employees

Rate of Dearness Allowance from 1st January 2023 by Tamil Nadu Govt

Government of Tamil Nadu


G.O.Ms.No.7, Dated : 6th January 2023.
(Subakiruthu, Margazhi-22 , Thiruvalluvar Aandu 2053)


ALLOWANCES – Dearness Allowance – Enhanced Rate of Dearness Allowance from 1st January 2023 – Orders – Issued.

Read the following:-

G.O.Ms.No.254, Finance (Allowances) Department, dated: 18-08-2022.



In the Government Order read above, orders were issued sanctioning revised rate of Dearness Allowance to State Government employees as detailed below:-

Date from which payableRate of Dearness Allowance
[per month]
01-07-202234 per cent of Basic Pay
  1. Hon’ble Chief Minister has made an announcement in New Year 2023, that Dearness Allowance payable to State Government employees shall be enhanced from 34% of basic pay to 38% of basic pay with effect from 01.01.2023. Accordingly, Government sanction the revised rate of Dearness Allowance by enhancing 4% as indicated below:-
Date from which payableRate of Dearness Allowance
[per month]
01-01-202338 per cent of Basic Pay
  1. The enhanced rate of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall be paid in cash with effect from 01-01-2023. Dearness Allowance for the period from 01-07-2022 to 31-12-2022 shall be paid at the rates of 34% continuously.
  2. The payment of Dearness Allowance from the month of January 2023, shall be drawn and disbursed by existing cashless mode of Electronic Clearance System (ECS). While working out the revised Dearness Allowance, fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to next higher rupee if such fraction is 50 paise and above and shall be ignored if it is less than 50 paise.
  3. The Government also direct that the revised Dearness Allowance sanctioned above shall be admissible to full time employees who are at present getting Dearness Allowance and to employees paid from contingencies at fixed monthly rates. The revised rates of Dearness Allowance sanctioned in this order shall not be admissible to part time employees.
  4. The revised Dearness Allowance sanctioned in this order shall also apply to the teaching and non-teaching staff working in aided educational institutions, employees under local bodies, employees governed by the University Grants Commission/All India Council for Technical Education scales of pay, the Teachers/Physical Education Directors/Librarians in Government and Aided Polytechnics and Special Diploma Institutions, Village Assistants in Revenue Department, Noon Meal Organisers, Child Welfare Organisers, Anganwadi Workers, Cooks, Helpers, Panchayat Secretaries/Clerks in Village Panchayat under Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department and other employees drawing pay in the prescribed Level of Pay/Special Time Scale of Pay in the Pay Matrix.
  5. The expenditure shall be debited to the detailed head of account “303. Dearness Allowance” under the relevant minor, sub-major and major heads of account.
  6. The Treasury Officers / Pay and Accounts Officers shall make payment of the revised Dearness Allowance when bills are presented without waiting for the authorization from the Principal Accountant General (A&E), Tamil Nadu, Chennai-18.



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