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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 01.01.2011 51% DA OM
01.07.2006 2% DA OM 01.07.2011 58% DA OM
01.01.2007 6% DA OM 01.01.2012 65% DA OM
01.07.2007 9% DA OM 01.07.2012 72% DA OM
01.01.2008 12% DA OM 01.01.2013 80% DA OM
01.07.2008 16% DA OM 01.07.2013 90% DA OM
01.01.2009 22% DA OM 01.01.2014 100% DA OM
01.07.2009 27% DA OM 01.07.2014 107% DA OM
01.01.2010 35% DA OM 01.01.2015 113% DA OM
01.07.2010 45% DA OM 01.07.2015 119% DA OM
      01.01.2016 125% DA OM

DA (Dearness Allowance) Calculation Based on AICPIN

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 12% DA OM
June 2008 140 16.84  
July 2008 16% DA OM
December 2008 147 22.38  
January 2009 22% DA OM
June 2009 153 27.78  
July 2009 27% DA OM
December 2009 169 35.70  
January 2010   35% DA OM
June 2010 174 45.06  
July 2010   45% DA OM
December 2010 185 51.97  
January 2011     51% DA OM
June 2011 189 58.59    
July 2011     58% DA OM
December 2011 197 65.43    
January 2012     65% DA OM
June 2012 208 72.41    
July 2012     72% DA OM
December 2012 219 80.83    
January 2013     80% DA OM
June 2013 231 90.62    
July 2013     90% DA OM
December 2013 239 100.20    
January 2014     100% DA OM
June 2014 246 107.25  
July 2014     107% DA OM
December 2014 253 113.30    
January 2015     113% DA OM
June 2015 261 119.78    
July 2015     119% DA OM
December 2015 269 125.86    
January 2016     125% DA OM
June 2016 277 129.60    
July 2016 2% DA OM
December 2016 275 128.67    
January 2017 4% DA OM
June 2017 280 131.00    
July 2017 5% DA OM
December 2017 286 133.80    
January 2018 7% DA OM
June 2018 291 136.14    
July 2019     9% 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



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