The increase, effective January 1, 2023, would benefit about 16 lakh staff and the decision was taken after considering the representation of government employees, Stalin said.
All 'Rice' ration card holders will be eligible for the largesse which will also apply to the families residing in Sri Lankan Rehabilitation Camps, an official release here said.
A few days ago, Chief Minister M K Stalin held a meeting on distribution of cash assistance and additional rice and sugar to ration card holders.
Udhayanidhi took the oath in Tamil, in a style that was characteristic of his father, party chief M K Stalin.
Four people died and at least 181 huts were damaged as cyclone Mandous crossed the coast near Mahabalipuram with a wind speed of 75kmph.
Stalin also listed the achievements of the HR&CE department, such as ensuring Tamil Archanai in 47 temples, appointing woman priests, and appointing archakas from all castes.
“He along with two friends travelled to the city on Wednesday morning. They went to the house of the Health and Family Welfare Minister and took photographs with him,” said the police.
In 2018, the state govt had granted financial assistance of Rs 20L to the kin of 13 killed and Rs 5L to 40, who sustained grievous injuries and Rs 1.5L to 64 others who had suffered minor injuries.
Stalin referred to the observation of former SC judge O Chinnappa Reddy that reservation is not a poverty alleviation scheme.
The meeting rejected the 103rd Constitutional Amendment providing for 10% EWS quota, saying it created caste-based discrimination among the poor.
Meanwhile, the party’s ally DMK and other political parties in Tamil Nadu, except the state Congress unit, the BJP and the TMC, welcomed the verdict.
'This judgment forms the basis that Governors should not put the decisions and resolutions of elected governments in the back burner,' the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister said.
History tells us that any decision on language should not be taken lightly by disregarding linguistic federalism. Conflict in the name of language is a reality worldwide.
AIADMK leader O Panneerselvam said his party favoured the dual language policy of Tamil and English in the State.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan also had taken exception to the panel's recommendation.
Karunanidhi became the first president of the DMK in 1969 and it was for the first time the post of president was created in the party.
The community will no longer be referred to as laundry workers and the perceived traditional profession will be delinked from the name
Chennai: Villagers pass resolution against TN govt's move to set up second airport near Kancheepuram
The resolution was placed on the pedestal of a statue of social reformer B R Ambedkar by the villagers to express their anguish.
Accompanied by his Cabinet colleagues, Stalin garlanded the actor's statue in his memorial here and paid floral tributes to a portrait of the actor.
A jubilant Rahul Gandhi held the national flag in his hands and walked down the beach road from the Gandhi Memorial, accompanied by his party men.