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Increase in Dearness Allowance from 01.07.2015 for Tamilnadu State Govt Pensioners

Tamilnadu Government has revised Dearness Allowance for Pensioners of Tamilnadu State from 113% to 119% with effect from 01.07.2015

TN Govt has issued an order raising the Dearness Allowance for Pensioners of Tamilnadu State from 113% to 119% with effect from 01.07.2015.

Government of Tamil Nadu



G.O.No.264, Dated 16th October 2015.

(Manmatha, Purattasi-29, Thiruvalluvar Aandu-2046)


PENSION – Dearness Allowance to the Pensioners and Family Pensioners – Revised rate admissible from 1st July 2015 – Orders – Issued.

Read :

1. G.O.Ms.No.128, Finance (Pension) Department, dated: 27-04-2015.

2. G.O.Ms.No.262,Finance (Allowances) Department, dated:16-10-2015.

3. Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions,  Department  of  Pension  &  Pensioners’  Welfare,  New Delhi’s       Office  Memorandum  F.No.42/10/2014-P&PW(G),  dated 28-09-2015.



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

Date from which payable Revised rate of Dearness
Allowance (per month)
1st January, 2015. 113 % of Pension / Family Pension

2. The Government of India, in its Office Memorandum third read above has enhanced the Dearness Allowance payable to its Pensioners / Family Pensioners from 113% to 119% with effect from 1st July, 2015.

3. Following  the  orders  issued  by  the  Government  of  India,  the Government has now decided to sanction one additional instalment of Dearness Allowance at the rate of 6% to the Pensioners / Family Pensioners of  the  State  with  effect  from  1-7-2015.    Accordingly,  the  Government sanction the revised rate of Dearness Allowance to the State Government Pensioners / Family Pensioners as indicated below:-

Date from which payable Revised rate of Dearness
Allowance (per month)
1st  July, 2015 119% of Pension / Family Pension

4. The  Government   also  direct  that  the  increase  in  Dearness Allowance shall be paid in cash to the Pensioners / Family Pensioners with effect from 1-7-2015.

5. While  arriving  at  the  revised  Dearness  Allowance,  fraction of  a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee if such fraction is 50 paise and above and shall be ignored if it is less than 50 paise.  It will be the responsibility of the Pension Disbursing Authority including Public Sector Banks to calculate the quantum of Dearness Allowance payable in each individual case.

6. Pending formal authorisation by the Principal Accountant General, the revised Dearness Allowance shall be paid straight away by the Pension Pay  Officer,   Chennai-6,   Treasury   Officers  and  Public   Sector  Banks concerned.

7. This order will apply to the following categories of pensioners:-

(i) Government Pensioners, Teacher Pensioners of aided and local body  educational  institutions  and  other  pensioners of local bodies.

(ii) The State Government employees who had drawn lumpsum payment on  absorption  in  Public  Sector  Undertaking  / Autonomous Body / Local Body / Co-operative institution and have become entitled to restoration of 1/3rd commuted portion of pension as well as revision of the restored amount.

(iii) Present and future family pensioners; In the case of divisible family pensioners,   Dearness   Allowance   shall   be   divided proportionately.

(iv) Former  Travancore-Cochin  State  pensioners  drawing  their pension on 1st  November, 1956 in the Treasuries situated in the areas transferred to Tamil Nadu State on that date, i.e. Kanniyakumari District and Shencottah taluk of Tirunelveli District.

(v) Pensioners who are in receipt of special pensions under Extra- ordinary Pension  Rules,  Tamil  Nadu  and  Compassionate Allowance.

8. The expenditure on Dearness Allowance payable to the Pensioners and Family Pensioners shall be debited to the following Heads of Account respectively:

“2071.  Pension  and  Other  Retirement  Benefits  –  01.  Civil  – 101. Superannuation and Retirement Allowances – I. Non-Plan – AC. Dearness Allowance to Pensioners – 03. Dearness Allowance
(D.P.Code 2071 01 101 AC 0306)”

“2071.  Pension  and  Other  Retirement  Benefits  –  01.  Civil  – 105. Family Pensions – I. Non-plan – AC. Dearness Allowance to Family Pensioners of Tamil Nadu Government – 03. Dearness Allowance (D.P. Code 2071 01 105 AC 0308) “.

9. Orders regarding sanction of Dearness Allowance to the widows and children of the deceased Contributory Provident Fund / Non Pensionable Establishment beneficiaries of State Government and the former District Board who are drawing ex-gratia will be issued separately.

10. The  increased  expenditure  due  to  the  sanction  of  Dearness Allowance in this order is allocable among the successor States as per the provisions laid down under the State Reorganization Act, 1956.




Download Tamilnadu Govt GO No.264, dated 16.10.2015.


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