DA RATES TABLE (D.A. RATES TABLE)
Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) – DA/DR Rates Table from 1996, 2006 and 2016.
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
- Current Rate of Dearness Allowance is 17% (Updated on 14.10.2019)
- 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/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.
|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|
|July 2000||41%||July 2010||45%|
|January 2001||43%||January 2011||51%|
|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|
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 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]