Tamil Nadu: MK Stalin unveils several benefits for state government employees. Chennai News – Times of India

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Government employees will get their dearness allowance Increase from January 1, 2022, and regularize the strike and suspension period of government employees participating in the agitation, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister announced MK Stalin on Tuesday.
Taking suo moto cognizance in the assembly, Stalin said that despite the financial crisis, the state government would implement the hike in dearness allowance with effect from January 1, 2022, which is three months earlier, following requests from the government. labor union. “This decision will result in additional expenditure of Rs 620 crore on the government and Rs 6,480 crore annually.
“After considering the demands of the employees’ unions, the government decided to regularize the strike and suspension period of the government employees who took part in various strikes called by the unions in 2016, 2017, and 2019. In the transfer advisory to the transferred teachers Priority will be given.Govt will cancel all disciplinary action initiated against teachers during strike and if their promotion is affected by disciplinary action, it will be rectified.
Stalin said the government would stop the practice of suspending government employees on the last working day. He further announced that the government would issue new guidelines to simplify the criteria for appointment on compassionate grounds.
Further, the Chief Minister said that the retirement age for lunch workers would be increased from 58 to 60 years. He also said that the increment would be reinstated for higher educational qualifications based on the guidelines of the central government.
“With the increase in enrollment in government schools, the government will take steps to appoint more teachers” government school To meet the teacher-student ratio,” Stalin said.


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