The Tamil Nadu Government on Monday froze the dearness allowance of its employees in line with the Centre's announcement.
Tamil Nadu Government employees dearness allowancene is linked to Central DA so the State has frozen it till next July.
Chief Secretary K Shanmugam also announced that employees will not be allowed to encash their earned leave nor avail of it in view of the situation caused by Covid19. No leave applications will be entertained, he firmly.
Central and State government employees are allowed to accumulate their earned leave upto 180 days after which it will lapse.
As earned leave will be 15 days for every year of service, only those close to retirement will have that much unavailed leave. They usually take it preparatory to retirement.