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Expected DA Jan 2018: Central Government Employees losing interest in Expected DA?


Expected DA Jan 2018: Central Government Employees losing interest in Expected DA?

Central Government employees losing interest in Dearness Allowance?

It is becoming very obvious these days that the Central Government employees and pensioners are fast losing interest in Dearness Allowance.

Dearness Allowance is given to the Central Government employees once every six months, in order to help them maintain their lifestyle against the rising prices. Fluctuations in the prices of 392 essential items are recorded regularly at 78 various locations and their data is tabulated once every month to calculate the All India Consumer Price Index Number(AICPIN), which is then released by the Centre. Dearness Allowance is thus calculated.

For eight years now, we have been calculating the Dearness Allowance in advance and releasing the numbers. This is why we are able to sense an acute loss of interest among the Central Government employees in recent times to know their next and expected Dearness Allowance.

Dearness Allowance is calculated with the employee’s basic salary. For example, a 5 percent Dearness Allowance for an employee who draws a basic salary of Rs. 7000 per month, will translate into Rs. 350. An employee drawing basic salary of Rs. 20,000 will get an additional Rs. 200 if 1 percent Dearness Allowance is sanctioned.

All the Central Government employees, defence personnel and pensioners are now being paid as per the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission, from January 2016 onwards. The Seventh Pay Commission had recommended that no changes shall be made in the Dearness Allowance calculations and the method adopted by the Sixth Pay Commission continues to be followed. The centre too had accepted the recommendations.

Under the Sixth Pay Commission method, the Dearness Allowance had increased by 125 percent in the past ten years, from January 2006 to December 2015. It is worth mentioning that at least thrice, a Dearness Allowance of 10 percent was paid to the employees. The table below shows the Dearness Allowance that was paid once every six months.

The loss of interest among the employees probably has something to do with the fact that the increase in Dearness Allowance has only been marginal ever since the Seventh Pay Commission was implemented.

There was no Dearness Allowance for the first six months, January to June 2016. Dearness Allowance of only two percent was given for July to December 2016. It looked as if something was wrong with the calculations, right from the start, but the employees thought that things will improve with time. The Dearness Allowance for January to June 2017 was a mere one percent, which came as a rude shock to all.

The centre claimed that it was because they have the prices under control.

So, what is the Dearness Allowance for the second term of 2017, July to December 2017, likely to be?

This time too, it is not expected to exceed two percent.

We expect the Dearness Allowance to be 7% with effect from January 2018.

DA Table from 1.1.2016 as per 7th CPC

Month/Year CPI(IW)


Total of

12 Months

12 Months


DA with


DA %
Jan-16 269 3152 262.67 0.48
Feb-16 267 3166 263.83 0.92
Mar-16 268 3180 265 1.37
Apr-16 271 3195 266.25 1.85
May-16 275 3212 267.67 2.39
Jun-16 277 3228 269 2.9 2%
Jul-16 280 3245 270.42 3.44
Aug-16 278 3259 271.58 3.89
Sep-16 277 3270 272.05 4.24
Oct-16 278 3279 273.25 4.53
Nov-16 277 3286 273.83 4.75
Dec-16 275 3292 274.33 4.94 4%
Jan-17 274 3297 274.75 5.1
Feb-17 274 3304 275.33 5.32
Mar-17 275 3311 275.92 5.55
Apr-17 277 3317 276.42 5.74
May-17 278 3320 276.67 5.83
Jun-17 280 3323 276.91 5.93 5%
Jul-17 285 3328 277.33 6.09
Aug-17 285 3335 277.92 6.31
Sep-17 285 3343 278.58 6.56
Oct-17 287 3352 279.33 6.85

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Expected DA from Jan 2018 for CG Employees and Pensioners

Expected DA from Jan 2018 for Central Govt Employees and Pensioners

The All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) for July, 2017 increased by 5 points and pegged at 285. The Index increased by 1.79% between June, 2017 and July, 2017 when compared with the increase of 1.08% for the corresponding months of last year.

Dearness Allowance for CG Employees and Pensioners with effect from 1.1.2018 may be enhanced by 2% or 3% [Total DA percentage 7%(5% + 2%) or 8%(5% + 3%)]

Expected DA from Jan 2018 for CG Employees and Pensioners

Expected DA from Jan 2018 for CG Employees and Pensioners

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