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Payment of dearness allowance to Armed Forces Personnel

Payment of dearness allowance to Armed Forces Personnel

URGENT

Office of the CGDA, Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt – 10

No.AT/I/1498-Army/II

Dated: 05-01-2017

To

The PCDA (CC) Lucknow, PCDA (WC) Chandigarh, PCDA (SC) Pune, PCDA (NC) Jammu, PCDA Bangalore, CDA Patna, CDA Jabalpur, CDA Chennai, CDA Secunderabad, CDA Guwahati, CDA (Army) Meerut

The PCDA(O), Pune
The PCDA(N), Mumbai
The CDA(AF), New Delhi

Subject: Payment of dearness allowance to Armed Forces Personnel

MoD, D(Pay/Services) Letter No.1(2)/2004/D(Pay/Services) Dt. 23rd Nov, 2016 regarding payment of enhanced rate of dearness allowance to Armed Forces Personnel @ 132% with effect from 1st July, 2016 received through PS-3(A), AG’s Branch is forwarded herewith for your necessary action please.

2. It is requested that necessary action in regard to above cited MoD letter be taken urgently.

Jt. CGDA (P&W) has seen.

(Vinod Anand)
Sr.ACGDA (P&W)

Signed Copy

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Dearness Relief (DR) Calculation Sheet

Dearness Relief (DR) Calculation Sheet

Since 7th Pay Commission  (New Formula)
Month All India Index % of Increase
Jan-16 269 0.48
Feb-16 267 0.93
Mar-16 268 1.38
Apr-16 271 1.86
May-16 275 2.40
Jun-16 277 2.91
Jul-16 280 3.45
Aug-16 278 3.90
Sep-16 277 4.25
Oct-16 278 4.53
Nov-16 277 4.76

 Presently Dearness Allowance for January 2017 is staying at 4.76%. If trend of AICPIN continues as such, minimum 5% DA is expected w.e.f January 2017

S.C.Maheshwari
Secy Genl BPS

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7% DA for Tamilnadu State Government Employees from July 2016

Tamil Nadu CM announces seven per cent DA hike for govt employees

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam today announced a Dearness Allowance hike of seven percent for government employees and pensioners effective July one this year.

Increasing the DA to 132 per cent from the present 125 per cent would benefit 18 lakh government employees, pensioners and family pensioners and it would entail an approximate additional annual burden of Rs.1,833.33 crore to the state, he said in release here.

The increase in DA for the July 1 to November 30 period will be remitted in lumpsum in the bank accounts of employees, he said, adding the hike from the current month will be paid together with their salaries.

Following the hike in DA for Union government employees, Panneerselvam said government employees would get a hike ranging between Rs 427 and Rs 5,390, pensioners and family pensioners would get an increase from Rs 214 to Rs.2,695.

He said the hike would also be applicable to municipal bodies, those working in State-aided educational institutions, teachers, village assistants, Anganwadi and nutritional meal programme staffers.

On the hike, he said he was following the footsteps of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in ensuring the welfare of government employees as they delivered the State’s welfare schemes to the people

PTI

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Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f.1.7.2016 to Railway employees continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/grade pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission

Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f.1.7.2016 to Railway employees continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/grade pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
Railway Board

S.No.PC-VI/372

RBE NO. 150/2016

New Delhi, dated 14/12/2016

No. PC-VI/2008/1/7/2/1

The GMs/CAO(R),
All Zonal Railways & Production Units,
(as per mailing list)

Subject:- Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f.1.7.2016 to Railway employees continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/grade pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission.

Consequent upon acceptance of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission by the Government, M/o Railways vide letter No. PC-VII/20 16/1/7/2/1 dated 11.11.2016 (RBE. No.131/2016) had issued orders on rate of Dearness Allowance (DA) payable to Railway employees based on the revised pay structure (7th CPC) that came into effect from 01.01.2016.

2. The above rate, however, is not applicable to those Railway employees who had exercised an option to continue in the pre-revised scales of pay based on 6th CPCs recommendations or to those whose pay and allowances had not been revised, for different reasons.

3. The rate of DA w.e.f 01.01.2016 for Railway employees in pre-revised scale of pay, were issued by M/o Railways vide letter PC-VI/2008/1/7/2/1 dated 08.04.2016 (S.no. PC-VI/364,RBE No.32/2016).

4. Accordingly, the rate of DA admissible to Railway employees who continue to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay band/grade pay as per 6 th CPC recommendations, shall be enhanced from the existing 125% to 132% w.e.f. 01.07.2016.

5. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

(Authority:- MoF’s OM No.1/3/2008-E(II)B dated 09.11.2016.)

sd/-
(M.K. Panda)
Joint Director, Pay Commission
Railway Board

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7th Pay Commission: Finmin gets 2 months more to issue higher allowances notification

7th Pay Commission: Finmin gets 2 months more to issue higher allowances notification

New Delhi: The Finance Ministry has got 2 months extension to issue the higher allowances notification under 7th Pay Commission recommendations, a Finance Ministry official said on Monday on condition of anonymity.

“The October-November month is the scheduled for issuing notification for the Finance Ministry, but the time was extended by 2 months because the cash crunch on account of demonetisation, which is taking time to get normality.

Therefor,unless the banks can begin to function with a modicum of efficiency, the government will not issue notification on higher allowances to save demonetisation chaos,” the official said.

He further said “the issue of increased financial activities after demonetisation compels the government to keep in abeyance to issue higher allowances notification for getting normalized the position and it is likely to issue from January next, after the the cash crunch will ease.

However the government wants to issue the higher allowances notification speedily in a time bound manner.”

The committee on allowances head Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa said in October, “We are ready to submit our report, when the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley calls up.”

The government constituted the committee on allowances in June headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa to examine the 7th Pay Commission recommendations on allowances, other than dearness allowance.

“The committee has been asked to submit its report within four months and it was ready to submit its report in advance but the government intends to accept the report after December 30, deadline for depositing demonetised notes,” the official said.

Existing allowances are now being paid to the central government employees according to the 6th Pay Commission recommendations until issuing of higher allowances notification.

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Dearness Allowance order to Gramin Dak Sevaks July 2016

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) on basic TRCA from 125% to 132% at revised rates w.e.f. 01.07.2016 onwards

Postal Department Circular on Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) at revised rates w.e.f. 01.07.2016 onwards

    No. 14-01/2011-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communication & IT
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division)/P.A.P. Section
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi – 110 001

Dated 24 Nov, 2016,

To

All Chief Postmaster General

All G.Ms. (PAF)/Directors or Accounts (Posts).

Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) at revised rates w.e.f. 01.07.2016 onwards – reg.

Consequent upon grant of another installment of Dearness Allowance, with effect from 1st July 2016 to the Central Government Employees vide Government of India. Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s O.M. No, 1/3/2008-E.II(B) dated 9th November 2016 duly endorsed by this Department vide letter No. 8-02/2011-PAP dated 18th November, 2016, the Gamin Dak Sevaks (GDS) have also become entitled to the payment of Dearness Allowances on basic TRCA at the revised rate with effect than 01.07.2016. It has. therefore, been decided that the Dearness Allowance payable to the Gramin Dak Sevaks shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 125% to 132% an the basic Time Related Continuity Allowance, with effect from the 1st July, 2016.

2. The additional installment of Dearness Allowance payable under this order shall he paid in cash to all Gramin Dak Sevaks.

3. The expenditure on this account shall be debited to the Bead “Salaries” under the relevant head of account and should be met from the sanctioned grant.

4. This issues with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Wing vide their Diary No 227/FA/2016/CS dated 24/11/2016.

(K. V. Vijayakumar)
Assistant Director , General (Estt.)

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Drastic Reduction of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government Employees, Opted in 7th Pay Scale

Drastic Reduction of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government Employees, Opted in 7th Pay Scale

Dear friends,

As you are aware that 7th Pay Commission has computed 125% DA out of 125.75% due as on 1.1.2016 and 0.75% become due has been ignored. But according to earlier practice/agreement, this 0.75% has to be carry forwarded for calculating DA as on 1.7.2016. If the fraction carries forwarded the actual DA due as on 1.7.2016 shall work out to 3.28%. Thus 3% DA has to be announced in place of present 2% (Order placed in Annexure I). In this respect secretary staff has written a letter to the government on 06/09/2016. But the government ignored the staff side demand on this matter.

Now the Government of India has issued orders for 7% dearness allowance w.e.f. 1.7.2016 to the employees of Central Government who had exercised option to continue the 6th CPC Pay scale and also the employees of Central Autonomous body to whom 7th pay commission has not implemented as yet (copy of the order enclosed in Annexure II).

In this respect a chart comparing the amount of DA getting to the employees in new and old rates is given in annexure III.

From the above, the demand of the staff side for 3% DA w.e.f. 1.7.2016 is justified. Thus staff side should take up the matter for immediate rectification and also the entirety of central Government should join the 25th December parliament march to achieve the 20 point charter of demands which include grant of 3% DA, increase of minimum pay & fitment formula, immediate implementation of allowances etc.

With greeting

TKR Pillai

Ex General Secretary

Source: http://aiamshq.blogspot.in/

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DA for bank employees for the months of November, December 2016 & January 2017: IBA Orders

IBA Circulars on Dearness Allowance for the months of Nov, Dec and Jan 2017

Indian Banks Association
HR Industrial Relations

No.CIR/HR&IR/76D/2016-17/1338

November 1, 2016

All Members of the Association
(Designated Officers)

Dear Sirs,

Dearness Allowance Workmen and Officer Employees in banks for the months of November, December 2016 & January 2017 under X BPS/Joint Note dated 25.5.2015

The confirmed All India Average Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (Base 1960-100) for the quarter ended September 2016 are as follows:-

July 2016 : 6391.25

Aug 2016 : 6345.60

Sep 2016 :  6322.77

The average CPI of the above is 653 and accordingly the number of slabs are 478(6353-4440 1913/4 478 Slabs). The last quarterly Payment of DA was at 455 Slabs. Hence there is an increase in DA slabs of 23, i.e.478 Slabs for payment of DA for the quarter Nov, Dec 2016 and January 2017.

In terms of clause 7 of the 10th Bipartite Settlement dated 25.05.2015 and clause 3 of the Joint Note dated 25.05.2015, the rate of Dearness Allowance payable to workmen and officer employees for the months of Nov, Dec 2016 & January 2017 shall be 47.80 % of ‘pay’. While arriving at dearness allowance payable, decimals from third place may please be ignored.

We advise banks to pay the difference between the old and revised salary and allowance to officers on an ad hoc basis, pending amendments to Officers’ Service Regulations.

Yours faithfully

sd/-
K.S.Chauhan
Senior Vice President

Authority: http://www.iba.org.in/
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Dearness Allowance: President approves payment of 2% DA from July 1

Dearness Allowance: President approves payment of 2 per cent DA from July 1

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has given his approval to payment of a 2 per cent Dearness Allowance (DA) to central government employees. DoPT Official Order

The move will benefit about 50.68 lakh employees and 54.24 lakh pensioners.

The decision to provide 2 per cent DA on basic pay was earlier approved by the Union Cabinet and will be applicable from July 1.

The DA will result in an annual burden of Rs 5,622.10 crore.

Consequent upon the decision taken by the government on recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission relating to DA, the President is pleased to decide that the DA to all categories of the central government employees shall be admissible at the rate of 2 per cent of basic pay per month, w.e.f 1.7.2016, the Finance Ministry OM said.

The revised pay structure, effective January 1, 2016, includes the DA of 125 per cent sanctioned from that date in the pre-revised pay structure.

Thus, DA in the revised pay structure is zero from January 1, 2016.

The ministry further said till a final decision on allowances is taken based on recommendations of the committee constituted under the chairmanship of the finance secretary and the expenditure secretary, “all allowances will continue to be paid at existing rates”.

The DA will continue to be a distinct element of remuneration…, it added.

The ministry further said the orders will also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates.

In respect of armed forces personnel and railway employees, separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively, it said.

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Recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission – Decision of Government relating to grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Rates effective from 1.7.2016

7th CPC DA Order – Finmin issued DA Orders effective from 1.7.2016

7thCPC-DA-Order-2016

Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Decision of Government relating to grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Rates effective from 01.07.2016

No.1/2.2016-E-II
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, the 4th November, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Decision of Government relating to grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Rates effective from 1.7.2016.

The undersigned is directed to say that consequent upon decision taken by the Government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission relating to Dearness Allowance, the President is pleased decide that the Dearness Allowance (DA) to all categories of Central Government employees shall be admissible at rate of 2 percent of basic pay per month, w.e.f.01.07.2016.

2. The revised pay structure effective from 01.01.2016 includes the Dearness Allowance of 125% sanctioned from in the pre-revised pay structure. Thus, Dearness Allowance in the revised pay structure shall be zero from 01.01.2016.

3. The term ‘basic pay’ in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix but does not include any other type of pay like special pay. etc.

4.  The Government vide Resolution No.1-2/2016-IC, dated 25/07/2016 has decided that till a final decision Allowances is taken based on the recommendations of the Committee constituted under the Chairmanship of Finance Secretary & Secretary (Expenditure), all Allowances will continue to be paid at existing rates.

5.  The Dearness Allowance will continue be a distinct element of remuneration and will not be treated as pay with in the ambit of FR 9(21).

6.  The payment on account or Dearness Allowance involving fractions of 50 paise and above may be rounded to the next higher rupee and the fractions of less than 50 paise may be ignored.

7. These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates and the expenditure will be chargeable to the relevant head of the Defence Services Estimates. In respect of Armed Forces personnel ard Railway employees, separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Raiways, respectively.

8. In so far as the employees working in the ‘Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are issued in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

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(Annie George Mathew)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India

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7th CPC Transport Allowance & calculation

7th CPC Transport Allowance

Transport Allowance (TPTA) is granted to cover the expenditure involved in commuting between place of residence and place of duty. The existing rates are as under:

Moreover, officers drawing GP 10000 and higher, who are entitled to the use of official car, have the option to avail themselves of the existing facility or to draw the TPTA at the rate of Rs.7,000+DA pm. Differently abled employees are granted this allowance at double the rate, subject to a minimum amount of Rs.1,000 plus DA.

Many representations have been received regarding Transport Allowance. Most of them advocate granting the allowance at the same rate to all employees, irrespective of their place of posting, on the grounds that fuel prices affect everybody equally.

Analysis and Recommendations : The Commission notes that TPTA is fully DA-indexed. The first issue to be considered is whether the rate of Transport Allowance should be the same for all places. There are arguments both for and against this view.

Proponents of the idea argue that petrol prices are almost same everywhere. Moreover, public transport system is better developed in many of the A1/A Class cities, thereby reducing the cost of commuting significantly. The argument, therefore, is that A1/A category places do not need to have a higher rate.

Opponents point out that the categorization of A1/A has been abolished for other purposes (like HRA, CCA) but retained for Transport Allowance. Incidentally, only 13 cities fall under this categorization: six in A1, viz., Hyderabad, Delhi, Bengaluru, Greater Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and seven in A, viz., Ahmedabad, Surat, Nagpur, Pune, Jaipur, Lucknow and Kanpur. Recently, six more cities, viz., Patna, Kochi, Kozhikode, Indore, Coimbatore and Ghaziabad have been added to A1/A categories, making it nineteen in all. (Incidentally, vide a recent notification No. 21(2)/2015-E.II(B) dated 06.08.2015, the use of term ‘A1/A’ has been dropped for these nineteen cities. Hence, the Commission will refer to these nineteen cities as Higher TPTA cities.). In all these places the commuting distances are far more than in other cities. Moreover, the public transport system is not as developed as it should be in all these places. Therefore, it is argued, the distinction should remain.

After considering both the viewpoints, the Commission is of the view that by and large the commuting distances and associated difficulties involved in Higher TPTA cities are much more compared to other places. Hence, the argument that the distinction should stay is a valid one.

The second issue is whether Transport Allowance should be the same for all personnel posted at the same place. Here the Commission feels that a question of status of employee is involved and hence, complete parity is not possible.

Regarding the optimal rate of Transport Allowance, the Commission notes that the allowance is already fully DA indexed. Therefore, since DA has already reached 119 percent and is likely to rise further before the implementation of our report, the following rates of Transport Allowance are recommended:

transport-allowance-2

Officers in Pay Level 14 and higher, who are entitled to the use of official car, will ave the option to avail themselves of the existing facility or to draw the TPTA at the rate of Rs.15,750+DA pm. Differently abled employees will continue to be paid at double rate, subject to a minimum of Rs.2,250 plus DA.

JCM Staff Side suggestion on Transport Allowance : The 5th CPC had introduced transport allowance for employees working in classified towns on account of various factors like unprecedented growth of city limits, increase in volume of traffic and non availability of residential accommodation at reasonable rents near offices, which are usually located in the heart of cities. If these were the factors it appears that the 5th CPC did not take into account that it is usually a low paid employee who finds residence at a very long distance from his office whereas officers are offered residences very near to their offices. If, therefore, transport allowance was meant to defray the transportation charges from residence to office and back the higher rates should have been recommended for the low paid employees who were residing at a distant places. Since the 6th CPC?s recommendation in this regard was implemented, there had been several rounds of increase in the fuel charges making a cascading impact on the public transport fares.

Taking these factors into account, we suggest that the following rates of transport allowance may please be recommended.

At first glance, both transport allowance and travelling allowance might look the same. But, the two are very different for Central Government employees. Recent spate of orders issued by the DOPT and Finance Ministry on TRAVELLING ALLOWANCE was the inspiration behind this write-up.

Pay Range X classified city Y classified towns.
Pay upto Rs. 75,000 Rs. 7500 + DA Rs. 3750 +DA
Above Rs. 75,000 Rs. 6500 +DA Rs. 3500+ DA

Transport Allowance and Travelling Allowance Rules at a glance

In its order last week, the DOPT said that senior officers who have to travel by air for official purposes may not have to submit the boarding passes while settlement of TA claims. They will have to henceforth submit the passes only when required. The very next day, the Finance Ministry issued an order that made it mandatory for senior officials to submit boarding passes alongwith TA bills for air journey performed on Government account.

The concept of Transport Allowance was introduced by the 5th CPC to defray the cost of commuting between residence and office. The 6th CPC while recommending CCA to be subsumed in Transport Allowance. Transport Allowance is given to the Central Government employees for their everyday commute to and from the workplace. Based on their Grade Pay or Band Pay, this could be anything between Rs. 400 to Rs. 3200 per month. It also depends on the population of the city or town where the office is located. Transport allowance is twice the normal amount for physically challenged employees.

Travelling allowance is given to employees who have to travel out of station for official work. There are a number of rules, guidelines and restrictions that control travelling allowance. DOPT and the Ministry of Finance issues amendment orders related to travelling allowances from time to time.

Travelling allowance differs based on the employee’s grade pay. The ‘Grade Pay’ for determining the TA/DA entitlement is as indicated in Central Civil Service(RP)Rules 2008. Depending on the grade pay, the employee has to opt for the appropriate class of accommodation while travelling via bus, train, ship or by aeroplane. The employee can refund only that amount that he is entitlement for. The Finance Ministry order published on 23.9.2008, OM explained the details of the Travelling allowance and entitlements for Government officials as per title given below…
Government officials on Tour : Travelling Allowance and Entitlements, Entitlement for journeys on tour and travel entitlements within the country, International Travel Entitlement, Mileage allowance for journeys by road, Daily Allowance, Travelling allowance on Transfer, Transfer Grant and Packing Allowance, Transportation of Personal Effects, Transportation of Conveyance, Travelling allowance Entitlement of Retiring employees, Lumpsum Transfer Grant and Packing Allowance

Daily Allowance : If the official tour on is of longer duration, then the employee is paid Daily Allowance to meet his boarding and lodging expenses. This too depends on the Grade pay of the employee. This is what is known as TA/DA. While seeking the TA/DA claims, the employee has to present receipts and bills.

In this regard, the notification, that senior officials are not required to submit the boarding passes while seeking settlement of TA claims of their air travel expenses, was confusing.

The order is not applicable to Group C employees. But some have misunderstood the order and have assumed that it was for the air travel facility that is available as part of the Leave Travel Concession.

Source : http://7thpaycommissionnews.in/

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NFIR assumption on DA from Jan 2017

NFIR assumption on DA from Jan 2017

 Probable DA rise w.e.f. 01-01-2017 if 277 continues 4.24% (round off to 4%)

 NFIR General Secreatry Shri M.Raghavaiah writes to its affiliates regarding the Dearness Allowance formula after 7th CPC and the expectation on next additional dearness allowance from Jan 2017.

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen

3, Chelmsford Road, New Dlehi – 110055
No.I/5(A)/Part I

Dated: 01.11.2016

The General Secretaries of
Affiliated Unions of NFIR
Brother,

Sub: All India Consumer Price Index (IW) for the purpose of calculation of Dearness Allowance entitlement – reg.

 

The table placed below shows the year/month wise Consumer Price Index (CPI) :

DEARNESS ALLOWANCE

Dearness Allowance Formula = (Average of AICPIW for last 12 months) – 261.42 x 100 / 261.42

Year/Month wise CPI Jan Feb March April May June Average
2006 119 119 119 120 121 123
2007 127 128 127 128 129 130 126.92
2008 134 135 137 138 139 140 135.25
2009 148 148 148 150 151 153 147.92
2010 172  170  170  170 172 174 167.92
2011 188 185 185 186 187 189 183.33
2012 198 199 201 205 206 208 199.58
2013 221 223 224 226 228 231 220.67
2014 237 238 239 242 244 246 239.92
2015 254 253 254 256 258 261 254.42
2016 269 267 268 271 275 277 269.00
July August Sept Oct Nov Dec Average
124 124 125 127 127 127 122.92
132 133 133 134 134 134 130.75
143 145 146 148 148 147 141.67
160 162 163 165 168 169 157.08
178 178 179 181 182 185 175.92
193 194 197 198 199 197 191.25
212 214 215 217 218 219 209.33
235 237 238 241 243 239 232.17
252 253 253 253 253 253 246.92
263 264 266 269 270 269 261.42
280 278 277

Average for last 12 months = 272.50

Probable DA rise w.e.f. 01-01-2017 if 277 continues 4.24% (round off to 4%)

However the figures upto and inclusive December 2016 will be known during January 2017.

Yours fraternally,

sd/-

(Dr. M.Raghavaiah)

General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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Cabinet approves release of an instalment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to Pensioners due from 01.07.2016

Cabinet

Press information Bureau,
Government of India

27-October, 2016 15:55 IST

Cabinet approves release of an instalment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to Pensioners due from 01.07.2016

The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to release an instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to Pensioners w.e.f. 01.07.2016 representing an increase of 2% of the revised Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise. The increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission.

The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief would be Rs. 5622.10 crore per annum and in the Financial Year 2016-17 for the period of 8 months (i.e. from July 2016 to February 2017), it would be Rs.3748.06 crore. About 50.68 lakh Government employees and 54.24 lakh pensioners will be benefitted.

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Dearness Allowance hiked by 2% for central government employees, pensioners

Dearness Allowance hiked by 2% for central government employees, pensioners

Dearness allowance is provided to employees and pensioners to minimise the impact of price rise on their earnings.
The Cabinet on Thursday approved the 2 per cent hike in Dearness Allowance (DA) for Central Government employees and pensioners, effective from July 1, 2016. The proposal to hike the DA was granted during the Cabinet meeting today afternoon at the Prime Minister’s Office. The announcement, which comes ahead of Diwali, is set to bring cheer to around 50 lakh central government employees and 58 lakh pensioners in the country.
Dearness allowance is provided to employees and pensioners to minimise the impact of price rise on their earnings. Earlier this year, the government hiked dearness allowance by 6% to 125 % of the basic pay. It was later merged into the basic pay, based on the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission Panel.

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2% Dearness Allowance for Central Government Employees and Pensioners due from July 2016 may approve in the Union Cabinet Meeting

2% Dearness Allowance for Central Government Employees and Pensioners due from July 2016  may approve in the Union Cabinet Meeting

Cabinet may approve 2% DA today

Dearness Allowance for Central Government Employees and Pensioners due from July 2016 is likely to be approved in the Union Cabinet Meeting to be held  today (27.10.2016).

As per the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission on Dearness Allowance formula, Central Government is all set to declare 2% Dearness allowance and Dearness relief to be effective from July 1, 2016.

Table of AICPIN – All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers BY 2001-100 from Jan 2016 to Jun 2016 are indicated in the table with average of 261.4

DEARNESS ALLOWANCE FROM JULY 2016

 Calculation of Dearness Allowance from July 2016 as shown in the table

Month / Year B.Y. 2001=100 12 Months Total 12 Months average % Increase over 261.4 DA
with Decimal
DA %
Jan-16 269 3152 262.67 1.26 0.48 0.48
Feb-16 267 3166 263.83 2.42 0.93 0.93
Mar-16 268 3180 265 3.59 1.37 1
Apr-16 271 3195 266.25 4.84 1.85 1
May-16 275 3212 267.67 6.26 2.39 2
Jun-16 277 3228 269 7.6 2.91 2

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Dearness Allowance announcement before Diwali ?

Dearness Allowance announcement before Diwali ?

Dearness-Allowance-Diwali

Usually Government approves the dearness allowance during the 1st week of September and release the government order in 3rd or 4th week of September, but this year government not yet approved dearness allowance from 1.7.2016. After 7th Pay Commission Implementation the dearness allowance computation formula & the base year must be changed, the computation formula & base year changed in the earlier pay commission also

 

Pay Commission Base Year
3rd Pay Commission 1960 =100
4th Pay Commission 1982=100
5th Pay Commission 1982=100
6th Pay Commission 2001=100
7th Pay Commission 2011=100  (expected)

 

During September 1st week JCM Staff side Secretary writes letter to Ministry of Finance with the subject “Future computation of Dearness Allowance and adoption base index figure to Revised Minimum Wage”, in this letter Union demands to grant of 3% dearness allowance with effect from 1.7.2016, even though there is no official announcement from the government. Even all the state government employees are waiting for the announcement from the Central government.

 

And again last week Union writes letter to the Secretary, Ministry of Finance to grant the dearness allowance at the earliest.

 

Dearness allowance from 1.7.2016 should be 3%

 

Dearness Allowance (DA) Formula after 7th Pay Commission (assumption)

=((12 Months Average of AICPIN)-261.4)*100/261.4)

 

All the government employees are eagerly waiting for the announcement from the government. As per the source the dearness allowance announcement will be released before Diwali festival. Hope this announcement will be a Diwali gift for Central government employees.

Source : babusnews.com

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Grant of DA from July 2016 : NC JCM writes to Finance Secretary

Grant of Dearness Allowance With effect from 1.7.2016 – Reg

Grant-of-da-from-July-2016

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary

Ph.: 23382286
National Council(Staff Side)
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi -110001
E Mail : nc.jcrn.np@gmail.com

No.NC.JCM-2016/Fin.(DA)

The Secretary,
Govt of India
Ministry of Finance,
Department of Expenditure,
North Block, New Delhi 110001

October 18, 2016

Subject: Grant of Dearness Allowance With effect from 1.7.2016 – Reg.

Dear Sir

We refer to our letter of even No.NC/JCM/2016 dated September 6, 2016 wherein we have requested for an amendment to the existing formula of DA computation, necessitated by the revision of Pay with effect from 01.01.2016. We hope that you must have caused the matter to be examined.

We are prepared to call on the officer concerned, if there is any ambiguity in our contention. Since the normal date for issuance of DA order was in September, we shall he grateful if a decision in the matter is taken urgently.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary

Source: Confederation

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7th CPC Arrears for Defence Personnel 10% of Basic Pay plus DA 125% on ad-hoc basis

7th CPC Arrears for Defence Personnel : 10% of Basic Pay plus DA 125% on ad-hoc basis

Payment of arrears on ad-hoc basis of pay to Defence Forces Personnel pending issuance of Notification accepting 7th Central Pay Commission Award

 

No.1(11)/2016/D(Pay/Services)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

New Delhi, the 10th October, 2016

To,
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff

Subject: Payment of arrears on ad-hoc basis of pay to Defence Forces Personnel pending issuance of Notification accepting 7th Central Pay Commission Award.

Sir,
Government of India have promulgated vide Resolution No.1(6)/2016/D(Pay/Services) dated 05 Sept 2016 and No.1(7)/2016/D (Pay/Services) dated 05th September, 2016 accepting the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission in so far as they relate to pay of Service Officers, MNS Officers, JCOs/ORs, NCs(E) including DSC Personnel. Since fixation of pay and consequent calculation of arrears may take some time, I am directed to convey the sanction of the President to the payment of arrears on an ad-hoc basis, @ 10% of existing Basic Pay plus Dearness Allowance @ 125%.

2. Payment of the above ad-hoc amounts will be made only to those personnel who were in service as on 01 Jan. 2016 and continue to be in service thereafter. The pay being drawn as on 01 Jan 16 would be reckoned for calculating the arrears. Pay for this purpose includes Pay in Pay Band, Grade Pay, Gp X Pay, MSP and NPA as applicable along with 125% DA thereon. Over-payment, if any, would be adjusted against the pay and allowances due. The amount so paid will be adjusted against the final computation of arrears on the revised pay scales.

3. Expenditure on account of payment of arrears on ad-hoc basis is debitable to the Major Head 2076 and Minor Head 101.A(C)1 of the Army and corresponding head of account of the Navy and Air Force.

4. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their Dy.No.400-PA dated 10.10.2016.

Your faithfully,
sd/-
(Prashant Rastogi)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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Authority: http://mod.gov.in

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DA Calculation with AICPIN: Labour Bureau released Index for August 2016

DA Calculation with AICPIN: Labour Bureau released Index for August 2016

Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers on Base 2001=100

CPI(IW) Base 2001=100 Monthly Index Letter : August 2016

Month / Year CPI(IW)
JANUARY 2016 269
FEBRUARY 2016 267
MARCH 2016 268
APRIL 2016 271
MAY 2016 275
JUNE 2016 277
JULY 2016 280
AUGUST 2016 278

The All India CPI-IW for August, 2016 decreased by 2 points and pegged at 278 (two hundred and seventy eight). On 1 month percentage change, it decreased by (-) 0.71 per cent between July, 2016 and August, 2016 when compared with the increase of (+) 0.38 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

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Authority: http://labourbureau.nic.in/

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7th Pay Commission: Achhe Din for government employees, Centre likely to hike Dearness Allowance by 2 per cent before Dussehra

7th Pay Commission: Achhe Din for government employees, Centre likely to hike Dearness Allowance by 2 per cent before Dussehra

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will move the proposal of hike in DA on the basis of accepted formula for calculation under the 7th Pay Commission recommendation.

In a good news for 10 million central government employees, Narendra Modi government is likely to hike dearness allowance (DA) by 2 per cent ahead of the Dusshera festival. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will move the proposal of hike in DA on the basis of accepted formula for calculation under the 7th Pay Commission recommendation, while the Union Cabinet is expected to clear the proposal of hike in DA in the next meeting. The 7th Pay Commission recommended the merging of 125 percent dearness allowance into the basic pay.

The Central government is likely to hike dearness allowance (DA) by 2 per cent, based on the data of the Consumer Price Index- Industrial Workers ( CPI-IW). “Average rate of Consumer Price Index-Industrial Labour from July 2015 to June, 2016 was 2.90 per cent. Thus, the Centre will increase dearness allowance by two as per accepted formula for calculation,” a Finance Ministry official working on the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations was quoted as saying by the Sen Times.

Unlike the 6th Pay commission, which had recommended the basic pay based on the Consumer Price Index 115.76 in January 2006, 7th Pay commission recommended new pay matrix, based on the Consumer Price Index 261.42. The government will use the data of CPI-IW from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. The CPI (IW) of the months July, August, September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May and June were 263, 264, 266, 269, 270, 269, 269, 267, 268, 271, 275 and 277 respectively.

The Centre revised DA twice in a year on the basis of one year average of retail inflation for industrial workers as per the accepted formula. Last times, the government had increased DA by 6 percentage points from 119 to 125. The new rate of DA will be implemented from July 1, 2016. The cabinet approved the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations for central government employees on July 29, which will impact some 47 lakh central government employees and 53 lakh pensioners.

The 7th Pay Commission notification confirmed that central government employees will get 14.27 per cent hike in basic pay at junior levels, which is the lowest in 70 years. The Cabinet also approved the increase in minimum pay Rs 18,000 from existing Rs 7,000. The 7th pay commission had recommended abolition of 51 allowances and subsuming 37 others out of 196 allowances. However no final decision has been taken on the allowances by the government. The allowances had been a major bone of contention amongst majority of the central government employees.

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