Dearness Allowance (DA), Dearness Relief (DR) Hike News: The Department of Expenditure (DoE) has announced a hike in the Dearness Allowance rate for Central Government employees and Central Autonomous Bodies employees who were drawing salary on the basis of the 5th Pay Commission. As per the notification, their DA has been increased by 16 per cent. As per norms under the 5th Pay Commission, these employees were drawing 396 per cent of the Basic Pay as DA. After this DA hike order, the new DA rate for these employees will rise to 412 per cent of Basic Pay. And the good news doesn’t end there — these Central Government employees will also be eligible for arrears as the revised DA rate will be applicable from January 1, 2023.
Dearness Allowance Hike News: Full order, notification
As per the notification released by the Department of Expenditure under the Ministry of Finance: “…the rate of Dearness Allowance (DA) in respect of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies, who are continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale as per 5th Central Pay Commission, shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 396% to 412% of basic pay w.e.f. 01.01.2023.”
Dearness Allowance Hike: Read Full Notification
Subject: Revised rates of Dearness Allowance to the employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/Grade Pay as per 5 Contral Pay Commission
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM. No. 1/3(2)/2008-E.(B) dated 12th October, 2022 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the rate of Dearness Allowance (DA) in respect of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies, who are continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale as per 5″ Central Pay Commission, shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 396% to 412% of Basic Pay w.e.f. 01.01.2023.
2. The provisions contained in paras 3, 4 and 5 of this Ministry’s OM. No. 1(13)/97-E (B) dated 3 October, 1997 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.
3. The contents of this Office Memorandum may also be brought to the notice of all organisations under the administrative control of the Ministries/Departments which have adopted the Central Government scales of pay.
Dearness Allowance Hike: DA, DR Hike News
The Department of Expenditure had announced an increase in Dearness Allowance rate for Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies who were receiving salary as per the 6th Central Pay Commission. The notification issued in April this year, announced that the DA rate for these employees was hiked from 212 per cent to 221 per cent, and arrears were payable from January 1, 2023.