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.
How to calculate DA?
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
- 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
DA and DR Rates from 1996 to 2005 and 2006 to 2015 and 2016 to June 2021 table
5th, 6th, 7th Pay DA Chart
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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 17% with effect from 1st July 2019 to June 2021 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.
- Freezing of Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief – Finmin Orders 2020
- DA Loss Calculation Table till July 2021