New Delhi: Reports are circulating regarding an imminent increase in Dearness Allowance (DA) for millions of government employees and pensioners, with expectations of a three percent boost. This proposed elevation will elevate the current DA rate of 42 percent to a more substantial 45 percent.
The calculation of DA for both employees and pensioners hinges on the monthly release of the Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) by the Labor Bureau. This indicator serves as the foundation for determining the DA adjustments.
Anticipated to precede the auspicious occasions of Dussehra and Diwali, the Central Government is poised to unveil this impending DA augmentation. Presently, an impressive number exceeding one crore central government employees and pensioners receive a 42 percent dearness allowance. The most recent revision of DA transpired on March 24, 2023, with its effective implementation starting from January 1, 2023.
Dearness Allowance is an essential remuneration component designed to shield government employees against the pernicious effects of inflation and escalating living costs. The periodic revisions of Dearness Allowance are fundamentally grounded in the ever-evolving economic landscape and its impact on the populace's financial well-being.