# Expected DA Jan 2015 – ‘DA’ run may stop at 113

Expected DA for January 2015 – DA Hike Almost Decided..!

Until the 6th CPC, the Dearness Allowance didn’t increase by more than 1 or 2%. It was only after the 6th Pay Commission that it began to increase substantially. With the skyrocketing prices of essential commodities, Dearness Allowance too began to rise. Twice, it touched double digits. In July 2013 and Jan 2014, within 12 months the DA has leapt on to the 100%. We cannot forget that the each instalment gave 10%. Then, it slumped.

Dearness Allowance, which is given once every six months, is likely to be 6% hike from January 2015. This is 1% less than the previous hike of additional DA from July 2014. The total DA from Jan 2015 will become 113%.

As soon as the first instalment is confirmed, expectations will start growing about the second instalment, i.e., ‘Expected Da from July 2015‘. The second instalment of the year will cover the months between July and December 2015. This will be the last time that the DA hike will be calculated based on the method recommended by the 6th Pay Commission. DA of 2016 will be calculated based on the recommendations made by the 7th Pay Commission.

7th Pay Commission on DA Calculation..? Is there any possible to change in the method of calculation..?

First, we have to know about the calculation of Dearness Allowance…

How DA is calculated..?
Month Year /  CPI(IW) BY 2001=100 / Total / Average / App. DA / DA%

First is the month and year. Then the CPI (IW) Base Year 2001=100 and the relevant data. In the next column, you have the sum total of all the 12 months, i.e., the total of the declared AIPCIN numbers for the past 12 months. Next comes the division of the sum total by 12.

The next step is the most crucial one. You will have to find out by how much it exceeds 115.76. You will have to calculate the excess as percentage of 115.76.

(12 Monthly Average) – 115.76
————————————————–  X  100 = Percentage increase in prices
115.76