Central Government Employees likely to get 4% DA hike from January 2024
The Labor Bureau has released the Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) for December 2023. The latest CPI-IW figures suggest a potential rise in Dearness Allowance for central government employees. Although there is a slight dip in the index, it is certain to reach 50 percent of the employee discount rate. The AICPI Index fell by 0.3 points to 138.8. On a month-on-month percentage change, it has decreased by 0.22 percent compared to the previous month.
Based on these index numbers, from January 2024, the dearness allowance of Central Government Employees will increase to 50%. That means there will be a 4 percent hike in the dearness allowance rate. At present Dearness Allowance of employees and pensioners (Dearness Allowance) is 46 percent. If the DA reaches 50%, it would signify a significant increase in the overall salary for Central Government employees and pensions for pensioners.
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This hike would also trigger an automatic increase in House Rent Allowance (HRA) and Children Education Allowance (CEA) as per government regulations.
The official announcement regarding the revised DA rate is yet to be made by the government. It’s typically announced by the end of March, so we can expect clarity soon.
Some other allowances will also increase once the dearness allowance crosses 50%. When DA reaches 50%, certain allowances and pay components are increased as recommended by the 7th Pay Commission. Here are the details of those allowances.
- House Rent Allowance (HRA)
- Children Education Allowance
- Special Allowance for Child Care
- Hostel Subsidy
- TA on Transfer
- Gratuity Gratuity Ceiling
- Dress Allowance
- Mileage Allowance for Own Transport
- Daily Allowance
This article is based on DA Calculation Sheet and expert predictions. The actual DA revision might differ depending on final government decisions.