Cabinet approved 10% Dearness Allowance to Central Government Employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners with effect from 01.07.2013

The Union Cabinet today approved the proposal to release an additional installment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners with effect from 01.07.2013, in cash, at the rate of 10 per cent increase over the existing rate of 80 per cent. 

Hence, the Central Government employees as well as the pensioners are entitled for DA/DR at the rate of 90 per cent of the basic with effect from 01.07.2013. The increase is in accordance with the accepted formula based on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission.

The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both dearness allowance and dearness relief would be of the order of Rs. 10879.60 crore per annum and Rs. 7253.10 crore in the financial year 2013-14 ( i.e. for a period of 8 month from July, 2013 to February 2014).



  1. C.Satyanarayana(HYD) says

    The Labour Bureau of GOI has announced the All India CPI for IW for the month of October 2013 as 241 points registering a rise of 3 points from 238 in Sept’13. Hence the rise in DA points needs to be updated in DA calculation sheet please.

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