Increase / decrease in DA / DR for Central Government employees – 7th CPC Expected DA/DR from January, 2020

7th CPC Expected DA/DR from January, 2020

If it’s a fact that Central Govt has a Daily Allowance (DA) and a Dearness Relief (DR). Employees and pensioners are due as from 4 January 2020

7th CPC Expected DA/DR from January, 2020

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

Rajya Sabha

Unstarred Question No. 1336

To be answered on
Tuesday, 3 March, 2020
Falguna 13, 1941(Saka)

Increase / decrease in DA / DR

1336: Shri Majeed Memon

Will the Minister of Finance be pleased to state:

(a) Whether it is a fact that Daily Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) for Central Govt. employees and pensioners have become due with effect from 4th January, 2020.

(b) If so, the details thereof

(c) Whether DA/DR is based on rise in inflation and increase in prices of essential commodities; and

(d) If so, whether the increase in DA allowance is in line with increase in price of essential items and if not, the reason therefore?

Also check: 4% DA hike to Central Government employees is confirmed as from 1 January 2020


Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance :
(Shri Anurag Thakur)

(a) & (b): Yes Sir. Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief are granted to serving employees and pensioners of the Central Government respectively each year with effect from 1st January and 1st July and normally paid in the month of March and September respectively.

(c) & (d): Yes Sir. The level of inflation for the purpose of DA/DR to Central Government employees/pensioners is calculated on the basis of All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers which is issued by Labour Bureau, Shimla

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