Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Order Issued

No. 1(6)/2010-E-II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi,the 22nd September,2010


Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Revised rates effective from 1-7-2010.


The undersigned is directed to refer to this ministry’s Office Memorandum No.1(3)/2009-E-II(B) dated 26th March.2010 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the president is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to central government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 35% to 45% with effect from 1st July 2010.

2 The provisions contained in paras 3, 4 and 5 of this Office Memorandum No.1(3)/2008 29th August,2008 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders

3 The additional instalment of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall be paid in cash to all Central Government employees.

4 These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates and expenditure will be chargeable to the relevant head of the Defence Services Estimates.In regard to Armed Forces Personnel and Railway employees separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.

5 In so far the persons serving in the Indian Audit an Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditot General of India.

(Anil Sharma)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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  1. Dear Sir,
    I have taken Technical resignation from Railway and joined one PSU. But particularly in my case Railway personnel branch has issued order and advised bank not to pay DA along with Commuted amount in my pension. The reason they are giving that as I have already taken DA from PSU so they will not pay the DA along with pension. But all of my friend are enjoying DA as they have also taken technical resignation from the same Railway. My Question is that whether I am entitled for DA with Pension or not. If Yes or if not then please provide the latest circular so that I can move for RTI.

    Shantanu Mitra

  2. I think Govt has forgotten that in some Ministry, few helpless Officers/teachers are still to get effect of Sixth Pay commission. Hope, the responsible people for giving this punishment to these innocent professors are getting payment as per new pay commission. May God bless them.

    Everybody will get DA increased by 10%. But what will happen to those who are still getting payment as per Fifth Pay commission. What percentage of DA will be hiked for them?


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