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State govts not bound to pay same dearness allowance as Centre: SC

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Board had pled before the apex court against a Madras High Court order that directed the board to pay employees DA of 49%

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A view of the Supreme Court. Photo: Aashish Aryan

The on Thursday observed are not bound to increase the (DA) of their employees in line with the Centre's periodic revisions, a law website reported.

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Board had appealed before the apex court against a Madras High Court order that directed the board to pay employees DA of 49 per cent, at par with those who work in the

The board applealed before the apex court that paying a revised to more than 80,000 of its employees would have a huge financial implication on the Board, Livelaw.in reported.


Payin would depend upon the ability and the financial position of the employer, the observed. The said the High Court had "erred" in its judgment.

First Published: Thu, February 14 2019. 16:34 IST
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