Dearness Allowance (D.A) for Central Government Employees from January-2011
November 8, 2010
Now the D.A fever started again among all of our Central Government employees. All are eagerly searching to know what will be the D.A from January 2011. Because all of us know that the Dearness allowance is an important component of our salary in this inflationary trend. Here and there some predictions on Dearness Allowance have been published in some websites. But it is based on monthly All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (Base year 2001=100) announced by the Government from time to time.
The formula for calculating Dearness Allowance is,
Dearness Allowance = (Avg of AICPI for the past 12 months –115.76)*100/115.76
For example if you want to calculate DA with effect from 1.1.2011, get the average of AICPI for the period from 1.1.2010 to 31.12.2010, and apply the same in the above formula
AICPI from Jan-2010 to Sep-2010 have been already published in Labour Bureau website. AICPI for the months of October, November and December are yet to be announced.
The AICPI for first 9 months are
This AICPI (IW) (base year 2001=100) for each month would be available in the Labour Bureau, Department Statistics, Government of India website and would be updated each month.
Though the remaining three months AICPI are not known, we can however assume from the 9 months result of AICPI that the increase in Dearness Allowance may not be less than 5%. So we can expect that the Dearness Allowance may cross 50% level from January-2011.
Rohit Sinha on November 9, 2010 at 18:17
Though now it is clear that the dearness allowance rates must be over 50% with effect from 1.1.2011. Let me know that what allowances will see increase of 25% after 1.1.2011.
admin on November 11, 2010 at 00:31
Children Education Allowance, Child Care Allowance, Washing Allowance, Cycle Allowance, Cash Handling Allowance, Conveyance Allowance and Split Duty Allowance all these allowances will be increased by 25% when D.A reaches 50% level
P Prathapan on November 21, 2010 at 20:41
when da crosses by50percentage which allowance will be increased
S Subramaniam on December 1, 2010 at 23:42
In the V Pay Commission Recommendation 50% of DA was treated as Dearness Pay and pension entitlements and DA was also given. On the same analogy it would be appropriate that the 50% of DA treated as Dearness Pay and the pensionery benefits Dearness Relief is regulated accordingly.
Ralte on December 20, 2010 at 10:53
Responses to question raised by Ratnasree and Mayur Gangrade:
Pensioners get exactly the same percentage of Dearness Allowance as serving officers of GOI, except that it is called “Dearness Relief”.
Children Education Allowance is paid in respect of school going children in recognised schools from age 5 to 20 (nurserey to Grade 12)So your child should be entitled to CEA.