Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief Table for Central Government Employees and Pensioners
Dearness allowance and Dearness relief is being granted to existing employees and retired employees respectively. Dearness allowance is calculated on the basis of current basic pay and the dearness relief is calculated on the basis of basic pension.
Government of India, Department of Expenditure has released the DA order on 3rd April 2023, for all Central Govt Employees w.e.f. 01.01.2023. The Dearness Allowance for Central Government Employees and Dearness Relief for Pensioners to get 42% with 4% increase in existing rate of DA 38% (38% + 4% = 42%) from January 2023 [DA Order Jan 2023 PDF…]
18 Months DA arrears Latest News
NC JCM Staff on DA Latest News: Payment of Dearness Allowance/Dearness Relief w.e.f. 01.01.2020, 01.07.2020 and 01.01.2021 with the arrears – NC JCM Staff side secretary writes to the Cabinet Secretary. [Click to Read More…]
DA Hike July 2022 for Central Govt Employees
The Dearness Allowance for Central Government Employees and Dearness Relief for Pensioners to get 38% with 4% increase in existing rate of DA 34% (34% + 4% = 38%) from July 2022 [38% DA Order for Central Govt Employees wef 01.07.2022 – Finmin Orders 2022]
DA Hike Jan 2022 Latest News
Cabinet approves 3% DA to Central Government Employees from Jan 2022: The Union Cabinet Committee approves another instalment of a 3% Dearness Allowance hike for central government employees. The total DA increased to 34% (31% + 3% = 34%). [Click to Read More…]
Grant of 7th CPC HRA 27%, 18% and 9% to Central Government Employees wef 01-07-2021 – Finmin HRA Order 2021
Increase rate of Dearness Allowance (DA) / Dearness Relief (DR) is 34% from 01.01.2022
How to calculate DA?
DA is calculated on the percentage fixed by the Central Government from time to time as per the calculation method prescribed by the pay commission. The percentage of basic pay is Dearness Allowance. The formula for DA Calculation is common for 5th CPC, 6th CPC and 7th CPC, except the fitment factor.
DA Calculation Formula
The formula for calculating DA is given below and the method of calculation is common for 5th CPC DA, 6th CPC DA and 7th CPC DA. The linking factor is given below for calculating the percentage of DA. The linking factor is nothing but the average of 12 months of All India Consumer Price Index number from Jan 2015 to Dec 2015.
Dearness Allowance = (Average of AICPIN for the past 12 months – Fitment Factor) x 100 / Fitment Factor
7th Pay Commission DA Percentage = (Average of AICPI for the past 12 months – 261.4) x 100 / 261.4
- 5th CPC Fitment Factor = 306.33
- 6th CPC Fitment Factor = 115.76
- 7th CPC Fitment Factor = 261.4
5th CPC, 6th CPC and 7th CPC DA RATES TABLE FOR CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS
42% DA/DR from January 2023 for Central Government Employees and Pensioners
The Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers for Dec, 2022 was released on 31 Jan 2023. Based on this report , Central Government Employees and Dearness Relief for Pensioners will be expected at 4% increase in DA/ DR from January 2023.
Freezing of DA Rates Table
The Government of India has decided recently to freeze the additional Dearness allowance and Dearness relief to CG employees and pensioners from January 2020 to June 2021 (18 months for 17% DA) due to the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic crisis. [Click to view the Finmin Order]
DA and DR Restored from July 2021
As per Finmin Order, Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 17% to 28% of the basic pay with effect from 1st July, 2021. [Click to view the Finmin Order]
Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 28% to 31% of the Basic Pay with effect from 1st July, 2021. [Click to view the Finmin Order]
DA and DR from Jan 2022
Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 31% to 34% of the Basic Pay with effect from 1st January, 2022. [Click to view the Finmin Order 2022]
5th, 6th, 7th Pay DA Chart
The percentage of DA and DR From 1996 for 5th CPC Pensioners, From 2006 for 6th CPC Pensioners, and From 2016 for 7th CPC Pensioners (DA Rates from Jan 2016 in 7th pay commission till date).
DA and DR Rates from 1996 to 2005 and 2006 to 2015 and 2016 to January 2023 table
|5th CPC DA Rate||6th CPC DA Rate||7th CPC DA Rate|
|Jan-2002||49%||Jan-2012||65%||Jul-2021||17% + 11% = 28%|
|Jul-2002||52%||Jul-2012||72%||Jul-2021||28% + 3% = 31%|
|Jan-2003||55%||Jan-2013||80%||Jan-2022||31% + 3% = 34%|
|Jul-2003||59%||Jul-2013||90%||July-2022||34% + 4% = 38%|
|Jan-2004||61%||Jan-2014||100%||Jan-2023||38% + 4% = 42%|
|Apr-2004||11%||Jul-2014||107%||Jul-2023||Expected DA July 2023 46%|
Note: Central Government had taken the decision on merger of dearness allowance with effect from 1.4.2004 in 5th CPC period. But, the calculation of DA continued with reference to the CPI (IW) average as on 1.1.1996 of 306.33. After merged DA with Basic pay, from July 2004 to July 2007 the above said calculation was adopted.
What is current rate of Dearness allowance?
The current rate of Dearness allowance is 38% + 4% = 42% with effect from 1st January 2023 for Central Government employees, Pensioners and Family Pensioners.
Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) both are the same. Dearness allowance and Dearness relief are being granted to existing employees and retired employees respectively. Dearness allowance is calculated on the basis of current basic pay of Government employees and the dearness relief is calculated on the basis of basic pension of Government pensioners. DA/DR is normally declared twice a year for compensating the price hike of essential commodities. DA/DR is indicating a particular percentage fixed by the Central Government. The calculation of DA/DR is based on CPI (IW) as per the recommendations of the 7th pay commission.