There will be an increase of 4 percent over the existing rate of 17 percent of the Basic Pay Scale / Basic Pension
Cabinet approves release of an additional installment of Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief due from 1.1.2020
The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has approved to release an additional installment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. 01.01.2020. There will be an increase of 4 percent over the existing rate of 17 percent of the Basic Pay / Pension, to compensate for price rise.
The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief would be Rs.12,510.04 crore per annum and Rs.14,595.04 crore in Financial Year 2020-21 (for a period of 14 months from January, 2020 to February, 2021). It will benefit about 48.34 lakh Central Government employees and 65.26 lakh pensioners.
The increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission.
Dearness Allowance Calculation after 7th CPC
For example, DA calculation of minimum pay scale of Pay Level 1 with arrears for two months:
Minimum Basic Scale of Pay Matrix Level 1 = 18000
- January 2020: 18000 x 21% = Rs. 3,780 (18000 x 17% = Rs. 3,060)
- February 2020: 18000 x 21% = Rs. 3,780 (18000 x 17% = Rs. 3,060)
- March 2020: 18000 x 21% = Rs. 3,780 + Arrears Rs. 1440
Also Check: Central Government Pay Matrix Table 2022 PDF