7th Pay Commission DA Rate Table
The Dearness Allowance is the most important salary element for government employees in India. A particular percentage of DA hike every six months on basic salary or basic pension is a tremendous pay hike for government employees. The current DA rate for Central Government employees and pensioners is 28% of basic pay or basic pension. The next installment of additional Dearness Allowance with effect from 1st July 2021 is pending!
DA Hike Announcement Process: Once in six months the calculation of Dearness Allowance as per the recommendations of the 7th pay commission will be finalized by the Finance Ministry. The DA hike report will be sent for the approval of the Cabinet Committee. After getting approval a hike on additional Dearness Allowance will be announced by the Ministry of Finance. All Central Government employees, Civil pensioners, Defence Pensioners, and family pensioners (including Railway and Armed Forces Personnel) are eligible to get additional DA/DR.
Check here the latest DA and DR table for CG Employees and Pensioners:
DA RATES TABLE 2023 (D.A. RATES CHART 2023)
Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) – DA/DR Rates Table from 1996, 2006, and 2016.
Current Rate DR Calculation Tool
Current Rate DR July 2021 Calculation Tool: Check here to calculate 28 percent Dearness Relief with Bank Pension with a Simple Online Tool. Dearness Relief Calculator for Civil Pensioners.
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DA Rates Table with AICPIN
|Month/Year||AICPIN 2016||AICPIN 2001||DA% (App)|
5th CPC, 6th CPC, and 7th CPC DA RATES TABLE FOR CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS
What is DA and DR?
Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) both are the same. Dearness allowance and Dearness relief are being granted to existing employees and retired employees respectively. Dearness allowance is calculated on the basis of the current basic pay of Government employees and the dearness relief is calculated on the basis of the basic pension of Government pensioners. DA/DR is normally declared twice a year for compensating the price hike of essential commodities. DA/DR is indicating a particular percentage fixed by the Central Government. The calculation of DA/DR is based on CPI (IW) as per the recommendations of the 7th pay commission.
DA Rate Table: Dearness Allowance Rates from 2016 to till date as per 7th pay commission for Central Govt employees.
How to calculate DA?
Dearness allowance (DA) is calculated on the percentage fixed by the Central Government from time to time as per the calculation method prescribed by the pay commission. The percentage of basic pay is Dearness Allowance.
DA Calculation Formula
The formula for calculating DA is given below and the method of calculation is common for the 5th CPC DA, 6th CPC DA, and 7th CPC DA. The linking factor is given below for calculating the percentage of DA. The linking factor is nothing but the average of 12 months of All India Consumer Price Index number from Jan 2015 to Dec 2015.
Percentage of Dearness Allowance = (Average of AICPIN for the past 12 months – Fitment Linking Factor) x 100 / Fitment Linking Factor
- 5th CPC Fitment Linking Factor for DA Calculation = 306.33
- 6th CPC Fitment Linking Factor for DA Calculation = 115.76
- 7th CPC Fitment Linking Factor for DA Calculation = 261.4
7th Pay Commission DA Percentage = (Average of AICPI for the past 12 months – 261.4) x 100 / 261.4
- The current rate of Dearness Allowance is 17% (Updated on 14.10.2019)
- The current rate of Dearness Relief is 17% (Updated on 21.10.2019)
DA and DR Rates from 1996 to 2005 and 2006 to 2015 and 2016 to date table
DA Rates Freeze Table
The Government of India has decided recently to stop the additional Dearness allowance and Dearness relief to CG employees and pensioners from January 2020 to June 2021 (18 months) due to the Coronavirus pandemic crisis
|From||To||Status||Additional DA||Total DA and DR|
|1.7.2020||31.12.2020||Freeze||A||21% + A|
|1.1.2021||30.6.2021||Freeze||B||21% + A + B|
|1.7.2021||31.12.2021||To Be Paid||C||21% + A + B + C|
DA and DR Restored from 1.7.2021
As per the statement quoted in the order published by the Finance Ministry earlier in March 2020, the Cabinet Committee is given the approval to restore the Dearness Allowance with the rate of 28% to Central Government employees and Pensioners with effect from 1st July 2021.
The three installments of additional Dearness Allowance from 1.1.2020 to 30.6.2021 has been revoked and added in the old rate of 17%. So, now the current DA is 28%.
The next additional installment of Dearness Allowance (2nd Installment of 2021) will be announced in the month of September 2021. You can also check the ‘Expected DA for July 2021’ with our exclusive online calculator.
July 2021 DA Chart
|From||To||Status||Additional DA||Total DA and DR|
|1.7.2020||31.12.2020||Declared||3%||21% + 3%|
|1.1.2021||30.6.2021||Declared||4%||21% + 3% + 4%|
|1.7.2021||31.12.2021||Not Yet Declared||X||21% + 3% + 4% + X|
DA Rates with AICPIN Table 2021
|Month & Year||AICPIN 2001||AICPIN 2016||12 Months of AICPIN||Average of 12 Months AICPIN||Approximate Percentage of DA|
DA/DR Orders for 5th, 6th, and 7th Pay Commission
Central Government is releasing orders for additional Dearness relief to pensioners retired in the 5th CPC, 6th CPC, and 7th CPC separately. The calculation of Dearness relief for the 5th CPC, 6th CPC, and 7th CPC Pensioners are slightly different for each CPC. Orders were issued separately for 5th, 6th, and 7th CPC Pensioners from DoPPW.
The table shows the percentage of DA and DR From 1996 for the 5th CPC Pensioners, From 2006 for the 6th CPC Pensioners, and From 2016 for the 7th CPC Pensioners in separate columns (DA Rates from Jan 2016 in 7th pay commission till date).
5th, 6th, 7th Pay DA Chart
|5th Pay Commission DA Rate Chart||6th Pay Commission DA Rate Chart||7th Pay Commission DA Rate Chart|
|Month / Year||Dearness Allowance %||Month / Year||Dearness Allowance %||Month / Year||Dearness Allowance %|
|January 1996||0||January 2006||0||January 2016||0|
|July 1996||4%||July 2006||2%||July 2016||2%|
|January 1997||8%||January 2007||6%||January 2017||4%|
|July 1997||13%||July 2007||9%||July 2017||5%|
|January 1998||16%||January 2008||12%||January 2018||7%|
|July 1998||22%||July 2008||16%||July 2018||9%|
|January 1999||32%||January 2009||22%||January 2019||12%|
|July 1999||37%||July 2009||27%||July 2019||17%|
|January 2000||38%||January 2010||35%||January 2020||17% (21%)|
|July 2000||41%||July 2010||45%||July 2020||17% (24%)|
|January 2001||43%||January 2011||51%||January 2021||17% (28%)|
|July 2001||45%||July 2011||58%||July 2021||31% (Expected)|
|January 2002||49%||January 2012||65%|
|July 2002||52%||July 2012||72%|
|January 2003||55%||January 2013||80%|
|July 2003||59%||July 2013||90%|
|January 2004||61%||January 2014||100%|
|April 2004||11%||July 2014||107%|
|July 2004||14%||January 2015||113%|
|January 2005||17%||July 2015||119%|
|July 2005||21%||January 2016||125%|
|January 2006||24%||July 2016||132%|
|July 2006||29%||January 2017||136%|
|January 2007||35%||July 2017||139%|
|July 2007||41%||January 2018||142%|
|January 2008||47%||July 2018||148%|
|July 2008||57%||January 2019||154%|
|January 2009||64%||July 2019||164%|
|July 2009||73%||January 2020||164%|
|January 2010||87%||July 2020||164%|
|July 2010||103%||January 2021||164%|
|January 2011||115%||July 2021||189%|
Dearness Allowance Rates from Jan 2016 to July 2016 and Jan 2017 to date for Central Govt employees.
Note: Central Government had taken the decision on the merger of the dearness allowance with effect from 1.4.2004 in the 5th CPC period. But, the calculation of DA continued with reference to the CPI (IW) average as of 1.1.1996 of 306.33. After merged DA with Basic pay, from July 2004 to July 2007 the above said calculation was adopted.
4th Pay Commission DA Rates from January 1986
- 100% If Basic Pay ≤ Rs 3500
- 75% If Rs 3500 < Basic Pay ≤ Rs 6000
- 65% If Basic Pay > Rs 6000
|M & Y||Basic Pay ≤ Rs 3500||Rs 3500 < Basic Pay ≤ Rs 6000|
|July 1986||4%||3% – Minimum Rs. 140|
|Jan 1987||8%||6% – Minimum Rs. 280|
|July 1987||13%||9% – Minimum Rs. 445|
|Jan 1988||18%||13% – Minimum Rs. 630|
|July 1988||23%||17% – Minimum Rs. 805|
|Jan 1989||29%||22% – Minimum Rs. 1015|
|July 1989||34%||25% – Minimum Rs. 1190|
|Jan 1990||38%||28% – Minimum Rs. 1330|
|July 1990||43%||32% – Minimum Rs. 1505|
|Jan 1991||51%||38% – Minimum Rs. 1785|
|July 1991||60%||45% – Minimum Rs. 2100|
|Jan 1992||71%||53% – Minimum Rs. 2485|
|July 1992||83%||62% – Minimum Rs. 2905|
|Jan 1993||92%||69% – Minimum Rs. 3220|
|July 1993||97%||73% – Minimum Rs. 3395|
|Jan 1994||104%||78% – Minimum Rs. 3640|
|July 1994||114%||85% – Minimum Rs. 3990|
|Jan 1995||125%||94% – Minimum Rs. 4375|
|July 1995||136%||102% – Minimum Rs. 4760|
|Jan 1996||148%||116% – Minimum Rs. 5180|
|July 1996||159%||119% – Minimum Rs. 5565|
|Jan 1997||170%||128% – Minimum Rs. 5950|
|July 1997||182%||136% – Minimum Rs. 6370|