Tamil Nadu Seeks Imported Coal As Stock Situation Turns Critical

Leslie Hanson
October 13, 2017

On October 7, the Tamil Nadu government had in a GO issued by the Home (Cinemas) Department, made a decision to increase the base fare of tickets in theatres across the state. The total number of beneficiaries is likely to be more than 10 lakh government employees and teachers. It is also preparing to increase the salaries of government employees and continue with the plethora of subsidy schemes too.

The central government earlier in June this year had approved the recommendations of the 7th pay commission (CPC) related to allowances, with 34 modifications.

After days of negotiation between the Tamil Nadu government and the Tamil Film Producers' Council (TFPC) and other film associations, ticket rates have been revised for all theatres across the state.

He further said the Tamil Nadu chief minister had sent a letter to the Union minister for railways and coal to advise the coal and railway authorities to allocate around 72,000 tonnes of coal per day by allotting 20 rakes to Tangedco to manage the current critical coal and power situation. "The state will earn Rs 2,250 crore more (annually) because of the move", the official said.

In the cabinet meet, it also took up the proposal to hike in HRA and other allowances with respect to Seventh Pay Commission. "The government made a decision to revise rates when DA crosses 25 per cent and 50 per cent respectively".

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