CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

Dearness Allowance Rates (DA Rates)

Effective Rates Rates of DA Effective Rates Rates of DA  
01.01.1996 0% DA OM 01.01.2001 43% DA OM
01.07.1996 4% DA OM 01.07.2001 45% DA OM
01.01.1997 8% DA OM 01.01.2002 49% DA OM
01.07.1997 13% DA OM 01.07.2002 52% DA OM
01.01.1998 16% DA OM 01.01.2003 55%
01.07.1998 22% DA OM 01.07.2003 59%
01.01.1999 32% DA OM 01.01.2004 61%
01.07.1999 37% DA OM 01.03.2004 DA Merger DA OM
01.01.2000 38% DA OM  
01.07.2000 41% DA OM  
The Central Government had merged 50% of the Dearness Allowance (DA) with the basic pay w.e.f. 01.04.2004 and the Dearness Allowance continued to be calculated with reference to the AICPI (IW) average as on 1st January, 1996 of 306.33 without changing the index base consequent to the merger. Accordingly, Dearness Allowance (DA) at following rates were sanctioned from 01.07.2004 till 01.07.2007.
Effective Rates Rates of DA Effective Rates Rates of DA  
01.07.2004 14% DA OM 01.07.2006 29% DA OM
01.01.2005 17% DA OM 01.01.2007 35% DA OM
01.07.2005 21% DA OM 01.07.2007 41% DA OM
01.01.2006 24% DA OM 01.01.2008 47% DA OM
01.07.2008 54% DA OM
The Central Government on the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission had decided that the Dearness Allowance (DA) admissible to all categories of Central Government employees shall be at the following rates.
Effective Rates Rates of DA Effective Rates Rates of DA  
01.01.2006 0% DA OM 01.01.2010 35% DA OM
01.07.2006 2% DA OM 01.07.2010 45% DA OM
01.01.2007 6% DA OM 01.01.2011 51% DA OM
01.07.2007 9% DA OM 01.07.2011 58% DA OM
01.01.2008 12% DA OM 01.01.2012 65% DA OM
01.07.2008 16% DA OM 01.07.2012 72% DA OM
01.01.2009 22% DA OM      
01.07.2009 27% DA OM      
           
           

DA (Dearness Allowance) Calculation Based on AICPIN

The expected All India Consumer Price Index number (AICPIN) for Industrial Workers (Base 2001=100) for the month of December 2011 has already been released by Statistical Department. Based on this AICPIN index, expected DA (Dearness Allowance) percentage for 1st January 2012 is calculated.
Month & Year AICPIN
(B.Y. 2000 = 100)
DA Percentage Sanctioned by Govt. Govt. Orders
           
  January 2006   0 0% DA OM
  June 123      
  July 2006     2% DA OM
  December 2006 127 6.18    
  January 2007     6% DA OM
  June 2007 130 9.64    
  July 2007     9% DA OM
  December 2007 134 12.95    
January 2008 134 13.45 12% DA OM
February 2008 135 13.96  
March 2008 137 14.68  
April 2008 138 15.39  
May 2008 139 16.12  
June 2008 140 16.84  
July 2008 143 17.63 16% DA OM
August 2008 145 18.50  
September 2008 146 19.43  
October 2008 148 20.44  
November 2008 148 21.44  
December 2008 147 22.38  
January 2009 148 23.39 22% DA OM
February 2009 148 24.32  
March 2009 148 25.12  
April 2009 150 25.98  
May 2009 151 26.84  
June 2009 153 27.78  
July 2009 160 29.00 27% DA OM
August 2009 162 30.23  
September 2009 163 31.45  
October 2009 165 32.67  
November 2009 168 34.11  
December 2009 169 35.70  
January 2010 172 37.42 35% DA OM
February 2010 170 39.01  
March 2010 170 40.59  
April 2010 170 42.03  
May 2010 172 44.91  
June 2010 174 45.06  
July 2010 178 46.35 45% DA OM
August 2010 178 47.50  
September 2010 179 48.65  
October 2010 181 49.81  
November 2010 182 50.81  
December 2010 185 51.97  
January 2011 188 53.12 51% DA OM
  February 2011 185 54.20    
  March 2011 185 55.28    
  April 2011 186 56.43    
  May 2011 187 57.51    
  June 2011 189 58.59    
  July 2011 193 59.67 58% DA OM
August 2011 194 60.82  
  September 2011 197 62.12    
  October 2011 198 63.34    
  November 2011 199 64.56    
  December 2011 197 65.43    
  January 2012 198 66.15 65% DA OM
  February 2012 199 67.15    
  March 2012 201 68.31    
  April 2012 205 69.67    
  May 2012 206 71.04    
  June 2012 208 72.41    
  July 2012 212 73.78 72% DA OM
  August 2012 214 75.22    
  September 2012 215 76.51    
  October 2012 217 77.88    
  November 2012 218 79.25    
  December 2012 219 80.83    
  January 2013 221 82.49 80% DA OM
  February 2013 223 84.22    
  March 2013 224 85.87    
  April 2013 226 87.38    
  May 2013 228 88.97    
  June 2013 231 90.62    
  July 2013 235 92.28 90% DA OM
  August 2013 237 93.94    
  September 2013 238 95.59    
  October 2013 241 97.25    
  November 2013 243 98.06    
  December 2013 239 100.20    
  January 2014 237 101.71 100% DA OM
  February 2014 238 102.79    
  March 2014 239 103.87    
  April 2014 242 105.21    
  May 2014 244 106.17    
  June 2014 246 107.25  
  July 2014 252   107% DA OM
 
   
   
   
   
   
   

How to calculate % of increase in DA (Dearness Allowance)?

DA (Dearness Allowance) = (Average of AICPIN for the past 12 months – 115.76)*100/115.76