DA RATES TABLE (D.A. RATES TABLE)
Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) – DA/DR Rates Table from 1996, 2006 and 2016.
Current Rate DR July 2021 Calculation Tool
5th CPC, 6th CPC and 7th CPC DA RATES TABLE FOR CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS
What is DA and DR?
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.
DA Rate Table: Dearness Allowance Rates from 2016 to till date as per 7th pay commission for Central Govt employees.
How to calculate DA?
Dearness allowance (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.
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.
Percentage of Dearness Allowance = (Average of AICPIN for the past 12 months – Fitment Linking Factor) x 100 / Fitment Linking Factor
- 5th CPC Fitment Linking Factor for DA Calculation = 306.33
- 6th CPC Fitment Linking Factor for DA Calculation = 115.76
- 7th CPC Fitment Linking Factor for DA Calculation = 261.4
7th Pay Commission DA Percentage = (Average of AICPI for the past 12 months – 261.4) x 100 / 261.4
Check Current DA%: Expected DA from January 2020 Calculator
- The current rate of Dearness Allowance is 17% (Updated on 14.10.2019)
- The current rate of Dearness Relief is 17% (Updated on 21.10.2019)
DA and DR Rates from 1996 to 2005 and 2006 to 2015 and 2016 to till date table
DA Rates Freeze Table
The Government of India has decided recently to stop the additional Dearness allowance and Dearness relief to CG employees and pensioners from January 2020 to June 2021 (18 months) due to the Coronavirus pandemic crisis – Click to view the detailed order issued by Finance Ministry
|From||To||Status||Additional DA||Total DA and DR|
|1.7.2020||31.12.2020||Freeze||A||21% + A|
|1.1.2021||30.6.2021||Freeze||B||21% + A + B|
|1.7.2021||31.12.2021||To Be Paid||C||21% + A + B + C|
DA and DR Restored from 1.7.2021
As per the statement quoted in the order published by the Finance Ministry earlier in March 2020, the Cabinet Committee is given the approval to restore the Dearness Allowance with the rate of 28% to Central Government employees and Pensioners with effect from 1st July 2021. [Click to read in detail]
The three installments of additional Dearness Allowance from 1.1.2020 to 30.6.2021 has been revoked and added in the old rate of 17%. So, now the current DA is 28%.
The next additional installment of Dearness Allowance (2nd Installment of 2021) will be announced in the month of September 2021. You can also check the ‘Expected DA for July 2021’ with our exclusive online calculator. [Click to calcualte]
July 2021 DA Chart
|From||To||Status||Additional DA||Total DA and DR|
|1.7.2020||31.12.2020||Declared||3%||21% + 3%|
|1.1.2021||30.6.2021||Declared||4%||21% + 3% + 4%|
|1.7.2021||31.12.2021||Not Yet Declared||X||21% + 3% + 4% + X|
DA Rates with AICPIN Table 2021
|Month & Year||AICPIN 2001||AICPIN 2016||12 Months of AICPIN||Average of 12 Months AICPIN||Approximate Percentage of DA|
DA/DR Orders for 5th, 6th, and 7th CPC
Central Government is releasing orders for additional Dearness relief to pensioners retired in 5th CPC, 6th CPC, and 7th CPC separately. The calculation of Dearness relief for 5th CPC, 6th CPC, and 7th CPC Pensioners are slightly different on each CPC. Orders issued separately for 5th, 6th, and 7th CPC Pensioners from DoPPW.
The table shows 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 in separate columns (DA Rates from Jan 2016 in 7th pay commission till date).
5th, 6th, 7th Pay DA Chart
|5th Pay Commission DA Rate Chart||6th Pay Commission DA Rate Chart||7th Pay Commission DA Rate Chart|
|Month / Year||Dearness Allowance %||Month / Year||Dearness Allowance %||Month / Year||Dearness Allowance %|
|January 1996||0||January 2006||0||January 2016||0|
|July 1996||4%||July 2006||2%||July 2016||2%|
|January 1997||8%||January 2007||6%||January 2017||4%|
|July 1997||13%||July 2007||9%||July 2017||5%|
|January 1998||16%||January 2008||12%||January 2018||7%|
|July 1998||22%||July 2008||16%||July 2018||9%|
|January 1999||32%||January 2009||22%||January 2019||12%|
|July 1999||37%||July 2009||27%||July 2019||17%|
|January 2000||38%||January 2010||35%||January 2020||21%|
|July 2000||41%||July 2010||45%||July 2020||24%|
|January 2001||43%||January 2011||51%||January 2021||28%|
|July 2001||45%||July 2011||58%|
|January 2002||49%||January 2012||65%|
|July 2002||52%||July 2012||72%|
|January 2003||55%||January 2013||80%|
|July 2003||59%||July 2013||90%|
|January 2004||61%||January 2014||100%|
|April 2004||11%||July 2014||107%|
|July 2004||14%||January 2015||113%|
|January 2005||17%||July 2015||119%|
|July 2005||21%||January 2016||125%|
|January 2006||24%||July 2016||132%|
|July 2006||29%||January 2017||136%|
|January 2007||35%||July 2017||139%|
|July 2007||41%||January 2018||142%|
|January 2008||47%||July 2018||148%|
|July 2008||57%||January 2019||154%|
|January 2009||64%||July 2019||164%|
|July 2009||73%||January 2020||(Freeze)|
|January 2010||87%||July 2020||(Freeze)|
|July 2010||103%||January 2021||(Freeze)|
Dearness Allowance Rates from Jan 2016 to July 2016 and Jan 2017 to date for Central Govt employees.
Note: Central Government had taken the decision on the merger of the dearness allowance with effect from 1.4.2004 in the 5th CPC period. But, the calculation of DA continued with reference to the CPI (IW) average as of 1.1.1996 of 306.33. After merged DA with Basic pay, from July 2004 to July 2007 the above said the calculation was adopted.
4th Pay Commission DA Rates from January 1986
- 100% If Basic Pay ≤ Rs 3500
- 75% If Rs 3500 < Basic Pay ≤ Rs 6000
- 65% If Basic Pay > Rs 6000
|M & Y||Basic Pay ≤ Rs 3500||Rs 3500 < Basic Pay ≤ Rs 6000|
|July 1986||4%||3% – Minimum Rs. 140|
|Jan 1987||8%||6% – Minimum Rs. 280|
|July 1987||13%||9% – Minimum Rs. 445|
|Jan 1988||18%||13% – Minimum Rs. 630|
|July 1988||23%||17% – Minimum Rs. 805|
|Jan 1989||29%||22% – Minimum Rs. 1015|
|July 1989||34%||25% – Minimum Rs. 1190|
|Jan 1990||38%||28% – Minimum Rs. 1330|
|July 1990||43%||32% – Minimum Rs. 1505|
|Jan 1991||51%||38% – Minimum Rs. 1785|
|July 1991||60%||45% – Minimum Rs. 2100|
|Jan 1992||71%||53% – Minimum Rs. 2485|
|July 1992||83%||62% – Minimum Rs. 2905|
|Jan 1993||92%||69% – Minimum Rs. 3220|
|July 1993||97%||73% – Minimum Rs. 3395|
|Jan 1994||104%||78% – Minimum Rs. 3640|
|July 1994||114%||85% – Minimum Rs. 3990|
|Jan 1995||125%||94% – Minimum Rs. 4375|
|July 1995||136%||102% – Minimum Rs. 4760|
|Jan 1996||148%||116% – Minimum Rs. 5180|
|July 1996||159%||119% – Minimum Rs. 5565|
|Jan 1997||170%||128% – Minimum Rs. 5950|
|July 1997||182%||136% – Minimum Rs. 6370|
What is the current rate of Dearness allowance?
The current rate of Dearness allowance is 17% with effect from 1st July 2019 for Central Government employees, Pensioners and Family Pensioners in India.
5th CPC Latest DA Rate and Finmin Order
The Dearness Allowance is increased from 295% to 312% effective from July 2017 for Central Govt Employees and Central Autonomous Bodies to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale as per 5th pay commission. Click to download pdf order.
6th CPC Latest DA Rate and Finmin Order
The DA rate enhanced from 154% to 164% from 1.7.2019 to Central Govt Employees and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale and Grade pay as per 6th pay commission. Click to download and view the order as pdf.
7th CPC Latest DA Rate and Finmin Order
An additional 5% DA granted to all groups of Central Govt employees with effect from 1st July 2019. The DA is increased from the existing rate of 12% to 17%. To view order in pdf click here.
DA for Bank Employees and Officers
Bank DA Table for Workmen and Officer from 2006 (DA Chart for Bank Employees)
Dearness Allowance for bank employees and officers: The bank DA calculation is slightly different from Central Govt employees and Pensioners. CG Employees and Pensioners are getting additional DA once in six months. But, the Bank employees are getting revised DA once in three months. [Click to read full story]
DA Rates from 1986 to 2015
AICPIN for November 2020
All India Consumer Price Index Number (AICPIN) for the month of November 2020 is increased by 0.4 and stood at 119.9. [Click to read more]
AICPIN for October 2020
All India Consumer Price Index Number (AICPIN) for the month of October 2020 is increased by 1.4 and stood at 119.5. [Click to read more]
AICPIN for September 2020
All India Consumer Price Index Number (AICPIN) for the month of September 2020 is converted from the new series of CPI (IW) with Base Year 2016=100. [Click to read more]
New CPI-IW (BY 2016=100) for September 2020
As per the new release of ‘AICPIN BY 2016=100’, the maiden index with the base year 2016 for the month of September 2020 stands at 118 points. And the linking factor for the conversion of the new series index to the previous series on base 2001=100 is 2.88. The new AICPIN for the month of September 2020 is 340 (339.84). [Click to read full story]
AICPIN for the month of August 2020
An important statistical data of All India Consumer Price Index Number (AICPIN) for the month of August 2020 will be released today! [Click to read full story]
Latest AICPIN indicates 3% DA hike from July 2020
Latest AICPIN indicates 3% DA hike from July 2020 for Central Government Employees and Pensioners [Click to read more]
Latest DA news from July 2020
An important factor for calculating the Dearness Allowance for Central govt employees and pensioners, the AICPIN (All India Consumer Price Index) for the month of May 2020 has been published yesterday by the Department of Labour Bureau. [Click to read more]
Decrease in IDA from July 2020 by 0.8%
After releasing the AICPIN (Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers) for the month of May 2020 increased by 1 point and stood at 330. However, because of a decrease in 3 months average, the IDA payable from 1st July 2020 by 0.8% from 160.7% to 159.9%. [Click to read more]
DA Hike from July 2020 is almost confirmed as 24%
As per the statistics trend of AICPIN for the month of May 2020, the expected Dearness Allowance (DA) will be increased to 24% only. [Click to read more]
AICPIN May 2020 Press Release – Index is 330
The Labour Bureau published a new press release of the Consumer Price Index for the month of May 2020. The index is increased by one point from the existing level. [Click to read more]
AICPIN for the month of May 2020
Latest update: The press release of AICPIN for the month of May 2020 has been released and the index is increased by one point from 329 to 330. [Click to read more]
Freezing of Industrial Dearness Allowance – DoT Clarification 26.5.2020
The Department of Telecommunications issued an important order to clarify the IDA (Industrial Dearness Allowance) is not freezing at par with Central Govt Employees. And it has been decided that in partial modification of previous order under reference all pension-related benefits be released as per the rate of Dearness Relief as per latest extant order from DPE i.e. @ 160.7%. [Click to read more]
DA hike news June 2020 for Central Govt employees and Pensioners
No DA hike and arrears for the period from 1.1.2020 to 30th June 2021 for all groups of Central Government employees, Central Government Pensioners and Family Pensioners. [Click to read more]
Freezing of Dearness Allowance to CG Employees – DoT Order issued on 28.4.2020
Freezing of Dearness Allowance to Government employees and Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners at current rates till July 2021. [Click to read more]
DA from July 2020: DA increase 3% Confirm and 4% Possible!
Dearness Allowance (DA) from July 2020: 3% increase in DA confirms at this stage and it is possible to hike by 4% also! [Click to read more]
DA Calculation News from July 2020
What is the expected DA?
The expectation of an increase in Dearness Allowance (DA) for Government employees and pensioners. It will happen once in six months from January to June and July to December of every year. [Click to read more]
Expected DA from July 2020 – 4th Stage Calculation Completed!
Even though the additional dearness allowance is frozen for 18 months from January 2020 to June 2021 to all Central government employees and pensioners, the calculation of Dearness allowance is an ongoing process! As per the press release of the AICPIN for the month of April 2020 [Click to read more]
DA Freeze for Central Govt Employees Latest News
What is meant by DA Freeze?
Temporarily withholding of additional DA for a particular duration is DA Freeze. In regular practice, additional DA is granting once in six months to CG employees, now the Central Government has ordered provisionally stopped to grant additional DA for 18 months from 1.1.2020 to 30.6.2021.[Click to read more]
Expected DA Hike for Central Government Employees
Dearness Allowance is a major and progressive salary component for the employees of the Indian Government. Once in twice or once in six months, the percentage of Dearness Allowance is increased based on the Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers Base Year 2001=100. [Click to read more]
Freezing of DA to CG Employees and DR to CG Pensioners – Hardship and legal implications
The Secretary of National Council JCM writes a letter to the Cabinet Secretary regarding the hardship and legal implications due to on freezing of Dearness Allowance to Central Government Employees and Dearness Relief to Central Government Pensioners. [Click to read more]
No orders on Freezing of IDA (Industrial Dearness Allowance) and IDR (Industrial Dearness Relief)
Freezing of IDA and IDR: DoT clarifies that no orders on freezing of IDA (Industrial Dearness Allowance) and IDR (Industrial Dearness Relief). [Click to read more]
Freezing of DA and DR: IRTSA appeal to credit the Additional DA to Provident Fund
IRTSA seeks withdrawal of Freeze of DA & DR with Grant of Option to credit the Additional DA to PF – Memo sent to MoF to be followed up with a PM. [Click to read more]
Expected DA from July 2020 Calculator with AICPIN
The calculation of Dearness allowance with effect from 1st July 2020 begins with the AICPIN (January 2020) of this year. [Click to read more]
AICPIN Press Release for March 2020 – Expected DA July 2020
The All-India CPI-IW for March 2020 decreased by two points and stood at 326 (three hundred and twenty-six). [Click to read more]
Expected DA July 2020 Calculation – 3rd Stage is over!
The calculation process of Dearness allowance with effect from 1st July 2020 is moved to the third stage with an increased percentage of 23.36. [Click to read more]
Freezing of DA to employees drawing CDA Pay Scale at current rates till July 2021
Freezing of DA to the Central Public Sectors Enterprises (CPSEs) employees drawing CDA Pay Scale at current rates till July 2021. [Click to read more]
DA or Dearness Allowance Latest News
Suspension of Three Additional Installment of Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief to all Central Government Employees and Pensioners. [Click to read more]
National Council (Staff Side) Protest against freezing of DA and DR to CG Employees and Pensioners
The Secretary of NC-JCM (National Council JCM Staff Side) writes a letter to the Cabinet Secretary to reconsider the decision on DA and DR and withdraw the same, so as to motivate the Central Government employees to perform their responsibilities, especially in this crisis period. [Click to read more]
Confederation strongly oppose DA and DR Freezing – Press Statement
The Central Government’s decision to freeze three instalments of Dearness Allowance (DA) of Central Government Employees and Dearness Relief (DR) of Pensioners from 01.01.2020 to 30.06.2021 is a severe and unexpected blow to the Central Government Employees and Pensioners. [Click to read more]
DA Increase for Govt Employees and Pensioners temporarily suspended till July 2021 due to COVID 19 Crisis
The Central Government announced through an office memorandum on 23rd April 2020 to stoppage of granting additional dearness allowance (D.A.) for 18 months. Already (13th March 2020) the Union Cabinet had given its nod to increase 4% DA and DR from 1.1.2020. [Click to read more]
Expected DA April 2020
The additional Dearness Allowance is frozen till June 2021 to all Central Government employees and pensioners including Railways, Armed Forces Personnel, and Ex-Servicemen. [Click to read more]
DA and DR Freeze Latest News
Latest News on Dearness Allowance Freeze for Central and State Government Employees and Pensioners. [Click to read more]
AICPIN for April 2020
The all India Consumer Price Index (AICPIN) for the month of April 2020 will be published by the Labour Bureau on 29th May 2020. The press release of CPI (IW) is published by the Labour Bureau every month on the last working day of the succeeding month. [Click to read more]
Bank DA Order for May to July 2020
Allowance for Workmen and Officer Employees in banks for the months of May, June & July 2020 under X BPS/ Joint Note dated 25.5.2015 – IBA Circular. [Click to read more]
Expected DA Calculator for Bank Employees from August 2020
Here a simple tool provides to calculate the Dearness Allowance in advance for Bank employees from August 2020. [Click to read more]
Expected DA Calculator from July 2021
As per the Finance Ministry order (No.1/1/2020-E.II(B) Dated 23.4.2020), the rates of Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief as effective from 1st January 2020, 1st July 2020 and 1st January 2021 will be restored prospectively and will be subsumed in the cumulative revised rate effective from 1st July 2021. [Click to read more]
Expected DA Calculator from January 2021
The calculation of Dearness allowance with effect from January 2021 is very important at this stage, because if the DA will increase above 25% the loss in allowances including House Rent Allowance very high! [Click to read more]
Freezing of Dearness allowance will affect HRA Revision – NJCA Confederation
DA is expected to cross 25% from 1st July 2020: Classification of Cities and Towns Rules:X Class Cities (Above 50 Lakh Population), Y Class Cities (5 to 50 Lakh Population), Z Class Cities (Below 5 Lakh Population) [Click to read more]
DR (Dearness Relief) Loss in Pension Calculator for Govt Pensioners
After implemented an important order issued by the Finance Ministry under the title of “Freezing of Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief” on 23rd April 2020, all Central Government pensioners including Railways are wishing to know their total contribution to the Govt.[Click to read more]
How DA Loss is Calculated in Basic Salary for Pay Matrix Level 1?
Temporary Suspension of additional Dearness Allowance for CG Employees between January 2020 and June 2021. [Click to read more]
Temporarily Stoppage of Additional Dearness Allowance in Tamil Nadu
Following the Central Government, the State Government of Tamil Nadu has declared to freeze the DA and DR to its employees and pensioners till June 2021. [Click to read more]
Maharashtra DA Rates after 7th Pay Commission
7th CPC Dearness Allowance Rates for Maharashtra Govt Employees
What is the current DA rate in Maharashtra?
The current rate of DA for Maharashtra Government employees is 17%. [Click to read more]
House Rent Allowance (HRA) Increase after DA crosses 25 Percent
All Central Government employees including Railways and Armed Forces Personnel are paid House Rent Allowance (HRA) as per the recommendations of the 7th pay commission. [Click to read more]
DA expected to cross 25% from July 2020 – Serious impact on revision of HRA to Central Govt Employees
The Secretary of National Council JCM Staff Side wrote a letter to the Cabinet Secretary to reconsider the decision on DA and DR and withdraw the same, so as to motivate the Central Government employees to perform their responsibilities, especially in this crisis period. [Click to read more]
Losing DA Calculator – Expected percentage of basic salary for three installment from Jan 2020 to June 2021
Amount of Losing Dearness Allowance Calculator for CG Employees – An expected percentage of basic salary for three installments from January 2020 to June 2021. [Click to read more]
PIL filed in Supreme Court on Freezing of DA
*Subject*: Defreez DA or dearness allowance retrospectively arbitrarily freezed by Union of India with effect from 01st January 2020 and stop financial STIMULOUS package to industry. [Click to read more]
Loss in DA for CG Employees: Freezing of DA from Jan 2020 to June 2021
In order to the crisis arising out of Coronavirus (COVID 19), the Government of India has decided to suspend the additional installment of Dearness allowance to all Central Government employees including Railways and Armed Forces from January 2020 till June 2021. However, the existing rate of DA (17%) will be paid up to June 2021. [Click to read more]
17% fixed DA for 18 months to CG Employees and Pensioners
17% fixed DA and DR for 18 months from January 2020 to June 2021 to all CG Employees and Pensioners. [Click to read more]
DA Loss Calculation for CG Employees
DA Loss Calculator (January 2020 to June 2021) for Central Govt Employees. [Click to read more]
Freezing of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners at current rates till July 2021
Today the Department of Expenditure under the Finance Ministry has published an important order regarding the decision taken on the subject of Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief to Central Government employees and pensioners. [Click to read more]
When the new AICPIN 2016 series released?
The Labour Bureau released the first new series of AICPIN data (Base Year 2016=100) for the month of September 2020.
What is the linking factor for finding the old 2001 AICPIN?
The linking factor for calculating the old AICPIN Base Year 2001 is 2.88.
How to calculate DA after September 2020?
First, convert the AICPIN from new series to old series (BY 2016 to BY 2001) with the help of a linking factor. The Dearness Allowance for the month of September 2020 will be 26.62%.
What is the current DA rate?
The current Dearness Allowance rate for Central Govt employees and pensioners is 28%.
Minimum and Maximum DA Table
|Level||Basic Salary||DA 17%||DA 28%|