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Central Government Employees are getting various allowances in various situations… but four allowances are very commonly below listed,

1. Dearness Allowance (According to the Price Index to be increased)

2. House Rent Allowance (According to the cities, 10%, 20%, 30%)

3. Transport Allowance (Rs.600+DA, Rs.1600+DA, Rs.3200+DA)

4. Children Education Allowance (Rs.12,000 per year, per child)

Other allowances are granted to employees with conditions for the drawl of the same are given below…

5. Family Planning Allowance

6. Night Duty Allowance

7. Over Time Allowance

8. Child Care Allowance

9. Cycle Allowance

10. Washing Allowance

11. Non-Practicing Allowance

12. Cash Handling Allowance

13. Conveyance Allowance

14. Daily Allowance

15. Split Duty Allowance

16. Risk Allowance

17. Patient Care Allowance

18. Caretaking Allowance

19. Hill Area Allowance

20. Remote Locality Allowance

21. Project Allowance

22. Special Duty Allowance

23. Island Special Duty Allowance

24. Tribal Area Allowance

25. Hard Area Allowance

26. Bad Climate Allowance

27. Border Area Allowance

Allowances for Pensioners…
1. Constant Attedant Allowance
2. Fixed Medical Allowance

Dearness Allowance for Central Government Employees…

Dearness Allowance Rates
Effective Rates Rates of DA
01.01.1996 0%
01.07.1996 4%
01.01.1997 8%
01.07.1997 13%
01.01.1998 16%
01.07.1998 22%
01.01.1999 32%
01.07.1999 37%
01.01.2000 38%
01.07.2000 41%
01.01.2001 43%
01.07.2001 45%
01.01.2002 49%
01.07.2002 52%
01.01.2003 55%
01.07.2003 59%
01.01.2004 61%

The Central Government had merged 50% of the Dearness Allowance with the basic pay w.e.f. 01.04.2004 and the Dearness Allowance continued to be calculated with reference to the AICPI (IW) average as on 1st January, 1996 of 306.33 without changing the index base consequent to the merger. Accordingly, Dearness Allowance at following rates were sanctioned from 01.07.2004 till 01.07.2007.

Effective Rates Rates of DA
01.07.2004 14%
01.01.2005 17%
01.07.2005 21%
01.01.2006 24%
01.07.2006 29%
01.01.2007 35%
01.07.2007 41%

The Central Government on the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission had decided that the Dearness Allowance admissible to all categories of Central Government employees shall be at the following rates.

Effective Rates Rates of DA
01.01.2006 0%
01.07.2006 2%
01.01.2007 6%
01.07.2007 9%
01.01.2008 12%
01.07.2008 16%
01.01.2009 22%
01.07.2009 27%
01.01.2010 35%
01.07.2010 45%
01.01.2011 52% (Expected)

DA Calculation based on AICPIN

The expected All India Consumer Price Index number (AICPIN) for Industrial Workers (Base 2001=100) for the month of May 2010 has already been released by Statistical Department. Based on this AICPIN index, expected DA percentage for 1st July 2010 is calculated.

Month & Year AICPIN DA Percentage
January 2008 134 13.45 (12%)
February 2008 135 13.96
March 2008 137 14.68
April 2008 138 15.39
May 2008 139 16.12
June 2008 140 16.84
July 2008 143 17.63 (16%)
August 2008 145 18.50
September 2008 146 19.43
October 2008 148 20.44
November 2008 148 21.44
December 2008 147 22.38
January 2009 148 23.39 (22%)
February 2009 148 24.32
March 2009 148 25.12
April 2009 150 25.98
May 2009 151 26.84
June 2009 153 27.78
July 2009 160 29.00 (27%)
August 2009 162 30.23
September 2009 163 31.45
October 2009 165 32.67
November 2009 168 34.11
December 2009 169 35.70
January 2010 172 37.42 (35%)
February 2010 170 39.01
March 2010 170 40.59
April 2010 170 42.03
May 2010 172 44.91
June 2010 174 45.05

Basis of Dearness Allowance:-

Dearness Allowance is granted to compensate the price hike above 536 points(Base Year 1982=100) 115.76 Points(Base Year 2001=100), to which the revised pay scales relate. This will be sanctioned twice a year, payable from first Januray and first July, reckonedon the following basis…

(i) The twelve monthly average price index above 536/115.76 Points is determined twice in a year for the period ending December and June.

(ii) The percentage increase is taken in whole number only and the fraction ignored.

(iii) Neutralization will be 100% uniformly for all employees.

Calculation of Dearness Allowance:-

(a) Dearness Allowance is paid on the Basic Pay as defined in FR 9(21)(a)(i)+NPA, if any (Personal Pay, Special Pay, etc., not included).

(b) Fractions of 50 paisa and above to be rounded off to the next higher rupee and less than 50 paisa ignored.

(c) For part of a month, rate of Dearness Allowance to be applied on the rate of pay+NPA and then Dearness Allowance for the number of days calculated.

(d) In the case of daily-rated worker, monthly pay reckoned at 26 times his basic daily wages. Hence for part of a month, calculation of Dearness Allowance will be on Monthly pay + 26 x Number of days.