Additional DA (Dearness Allowance) and DR (Dearness Relief) are Paid in the Months of March and September
While answering to a question in Rajya Sabha on 3rd March 2020 by the Minister of State for Finance Shri Anurag Thakur said the Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief are granted to serving employees and pensioners of the Central Government respectively each year with effect from 1st January and 1st July and normally paid in the month of March and September respectively.
The level of inflation for the purpose of DA/DR to Central Government employees/pensioners is calculated on the basis of All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers which is issued by Labour Bureau, Shimla.
4% DA Increase from January 2020
The final calculation of additional expected Dearness Allowance (DA) for Central Government Employees, Railway staff and Armed Forces Personnel with effect from January 2020 is almost finalized after issuing of AICPIN for the month of December 2019. However, the Union Cabinet Committee will have to approve the hike in DA. [Click to read in detail]
7th Pay Commission DA Rate Chart
|Month / Year||Dearness Allowance %|
|January 2020||21% (Expected)|