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.
Individual Contribution of CG Employees on freezing of DA
A simple calculation of the amount of additional Dearness allowance for 18 months from 1.1.2020 to 30.6.2021. After issuing the Finance Ministry order on freezing of Dearness allowance, every employee wants to know the total amount of DA for 18 months.
Estimated Salary Loss due to the Freezing of DA from January 2020 to June 2021.
For example, if an employee’s pay level is 6 and his basic salary is Rs. 49000 and he is working in Delhi. 4% additional DA from January 2020 is already declared by the Govt. and the two more installments of July 2020 and Jan 2021 will be expected to increase by 3% each segment. On this expectation, the calculation of DA and TA are given separate given below:
DA impact calculation on TA (Transport Allowance)
Summary of Calculation:
- Basic Pay as on 1.1.2020: Rs. 49,000
- Basic Pay as on 1.7.2020: Rs. 50,500
DA Difference (Jan 2020 to Jun 2021)
- 17% DA Amount: Rs. 1,53,000
- Actual DA Amount: Rs. 2,16,270
- The difference in DA: Rs. 63,270
DA impact on DA (Jan 2020 to Jun 2021)
- Eligibility of Transport Allowance: Rs. 3600
- 17% DA from Jan 2020 to Jun 2021: Rs. 11,016
- Actual DA Amount from Jan 2020 to Jun 2021: Rs. 15,552
- The difference in TA: Rs. 4,536
Total difference for 18 months on DA an TA as per your input:
- Total Difference: Rs. 67,806
No Additional DA and DR till June 2021
The Central Government has declared to freeze the Dearness allowance for three segments of January to June 2020, July to December 2020 and January 2021 to June 2021 for Central Government employees and pensioners due to COVID 19 pandemic crisis. [Click to view the detailed order issued by the Finance Ministry]