Central Government decided to freeze the Dearness Allowance to Central Govt Employees and Dearness Relief to Central Govt Pensioners from 1st January 2020 to July 2021 and Ministry of Finance released the office memorandum No. 1/1/2020-E- II(B) on 23rd April, 2020 for freezing of DA & DR till July 2021.
Currently Central Government Employees and Pensioners receiving only 17 percent DA / DR since July 2019. In the above said office memorandum it has been pointed out that, Arrears will not be paid from 1st January 2020 till 30th June 2021.
Due to this Central Government Employees will face huge loss in the salary for one and half years.
As per the AICPIN for last 6 months i.e. Jan 2020 to June 2020 the Central government employees would have received 24 per cent DA / DR from July 2020, perhaps if the Central Government had not freeze the DA / DR since January 2020
Almost Central Government Employees / Pensioners lost 7 percent DA / DR from Jan 2020 to Dec 2020.
|DA from July 2019||17%||–|
|DA from Jan 2020||21%||4%|
|DA from July 2020 (expected)||24%||3%|
This article is based only on the AICPIN / DA Calculation formula, however there is no official confirmation from Central Government about DA percentage.