7th Central Pay Commission DA Calculation
How to calculate DA on Salary? and How to calculate DA on Pension?
You can check the current status of DA on basic salary: Select your current basic salary as per pay matrix level and click the ‘Calculate’ button. The tool will show the amount of Dearness Allowance with the old and expected percentage of DA.
Central DA Calculation Effective from 1.7.2021
|Current Rate of DA||31% of Basic Salary|
|Minimum Basic Salary||Rs. 18000|
|Minimum Dearness Allowance||Rs. 5580|
|Minimum Basic Pension||Rs. 9000|
|Minimum Dearness Relief||Rs. 2790|
DA Online Calculator
|Tool Name||DA Online Calculator|
|Beneficiaries||Central Govt Employees|
|Input Details||Pay Matrix Level and Basic Pay|
|Output Details||Amount of Dearness Allowance (Current Rate)|
|Tool Feature||Previous rate and Expected rate of DA %|
|Developed by||TEUT Digital Concepts|
Suspension of DA is revoked!
The Union Cabine Committee has decided to withdraw the temporary suspension on a hike of additional Dearness Allowance for CG Employees and Pensioners with effect from 1st July 2021.
The accumulated rate of Dearness Allowance (3 instalments are Jan 2020, Jul 2020 and Jan 2021) is 31% effective from 1.7.2021. The next additional instalment of DA from July 2021 is pending!
How to Calculate DA and Arrears for Govt Employees?
VDA (Variable Dearness Allowance) is not applicable to Central Govt Employees. Variable Dearness Allowance is different from Dearness Allowance
What is DA in salary?
The DA (Dearness Allowance) is the major element in the salary structure of Government employees. This increment is given twice a year for compensating the price of essential commodities.
How to calculate Dearness Allowance (DA) in Salary?
DA calculation is very simple. The current rate of Dearness allowance multiplied by your basic salary is Dearness allowance. For example, the existing rate of percentage is 12%, if your basic salary is Rs. 49000. The DA is (49000 x 12) /100.
How to Calculate DA and DR Percentage of CG Employees and Pensioners?
Every six months the Government of India has declared a particular percentage of DA and DR for its employees and pensioners for tackling the price hike in essential commodities. If you want to calculate the percentage of DA and DR for a particular month, you need the Consumer Price Index (AICPIN) for 12 months of previous months’ data.
If you want to calculate the exact percentage of ‘DA from January’ or ‘DA from July’ of any year, you have to know the 18 months of previous AICPIN data. For example, if you want to know the DA percentage of September 2019, you need the AICPIN data from the month of October 2018 to September 2019. The percentage will be effect from October 2019.
All India Consumer Price Index (AICPIN)
Dearness allowance is calculated based on All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers Base Year 2001=100. The index has been released by the Labour Bureau for every month.
6th CPC DA Percentage = (12 Monthly Average – 115.76) / 115.76 x 100 (ignore decimals)
7th CPC DA Percentage = (12 Monthly Average) – 261.42) / 261.42 x 100(ignore decimals)
For example, If we calculate the DA for the month of January 2018, we need 12 months of AICPIN data from January 2017 to December 2017. Now see the table, how da is calculated:
|Month / Year||AICPIN|
|Total of 12 Months of AICPIN||3374|
|Average of 12 Months of AICPIN||281.17|
|DA Fitment (Linking) Factor (261.42)||7.55|
|DA for the month of January 2018||7%|
How to Calculate DA on Basic Pension for Central Government Pensioners
Dearness Allowance (DA) is the same meaning for Dearness Relief (DR). But the DA is applicable for existing government employees and the DR is applicable for retired government employees (pensioners).
DA is calculated based on their basic salary and the DR is calculated based on their basic pension. For example, if an employee’s basic salary is 18000 and if a pensioner’s basic pension is 9000, then the calculation of DA and DR will be as follows:
- Basic Salary: 18000 x 21% = 3780
- Basic Pension: 9000 x 21% = 1890
DA from January 2018: 6th CPC DA from Jan 2018 is 142% and 6th CPC DA from July 2018 is 148%
How to Calculate DA for Defence Personnel
The calculation of DA is same for Defence Forces Personnel at par with Central Government Employees. But the order will be issued by the concern ministry.
DA Calculation with example
|DA Calculation for May 2019|
|AICPIN 314 Points|
|12 Month Total||3648 (291 + 301 + 301 + 301 + 302 + 302 + 301 + 307 + 307 + 309 + 312 + 314)|
|12 Month Average||304.00 (3648/12)|
|Increased Over 261.42||16.29 (304.00-261.42) / 261.42) * 100|
What is difference between DA and DR?
Dearness allowance and Dearness allowance, both are same, but DA is granting for existing Central Government employees and DR is granting for retired Central Government employees. DA for existing CG employees and DR for CG Pensioners.
What is the meaning of ‘DA Freeze’?
The meaning of ‘Freezing of DA’ (Freezing of Dearness Allowance) is just stopped for some time. Once in six months, a particular percentage of Dearness Allowance is being granted additionally to CG Employees and Pensioners. This DA increment has stopped temporarily for 18 months from 1st January 2020 to 30th June 2021.
Basic + DA Calculation Sheet
Basic plus DA (Dearness Allowance) Calculation Sheet:
|Pay Matrix Level||Basic Salary||DA 28%|
|Pay Level – 1||18000||Rs. 5040|
|Pay Level – 2||19900||Rs. 5572|
|Pay Level – 3||21700||Rs. 6076|
|Pay Level – 4||25500||Rs. 7140|
|Pay Level – 5||29200||Rs. 8176|
|Pay Level – 6||35400||Rs. 9912|
|Pay Level – 7||44900||Rs. 12572|
|Pay Level – 8||47600||Rs. 13328|
|Pay Level – 9||53100||Rs. 14868|
|Pay Level – 10||56100||Rs. 15708|
|Pay Level – 11||67700||Rs. 18956|
|Pay Level – 12||78800||Rs. 22064|
DA Loss Calculation for CG Employees
17% fixed DA for 18 months from January 2020 to June 2021 for Central Government Employees and Pensioners
DR (Dearness Relief) Loss Pension Calculator for Govt Pensioners
After implemented an important order issued by the Finance Ministry under the title of “Freezing of Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief” on 23rd April 2020, all Central Government pensioners including Railways are wishing to know their total contribution to the Govt.
What are the 7th CPC’s Recommendations Regarding Dearness Allowance?
Dearness Allowance is one of the important issues that the Pay Commission deals with.
The calculation method that was recommended by the 6th Pay Commission was radically different from the ones suggested by all the previous Pay Commissions.
Dearness Allowance, which was increasing by 1 or 2% until the 5th Pay Commission suddenly shot up to double-digit numbers. Until the 5th CPC, the All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers 1982 = 100 was used for calculating dearness allowance. From the 6th Pay Commission onwards, CPI (IW) 2001 = 100 was used for calculating the DA.
There was another crucial change that the 6th CPC made. it recommended that the Reference Base Index be changed from 306.33. As a result, 115.76 became the new Reference Base Index from 01.01.2006 onwards.
The report says…
The Commission assumed that the rate of Dearness Allowance would be 125 per cent at the time of implementation of the new pay.
The Dearness Allowance (DA) is paid to Central Government employees to adjust the cost of living and to protect their Basic Pay from erosion in the real value on account of inflation. Presently, DA is based on the All India Consumer Price Index (Industrial Workers).
Analysis and Recommendations: The VI CPC had recommended that the National Statistical Commission may be asked to explore the possibility of a specific survey covering government employees exclusively, so as to construct a consumption basked representative of government employees and formulate a separate index. This has, however, not been done.
Keeping in mind that the present formulation of DA has worked well over the years, and there are no demands for its alteration, the Commission recommends continuance of the existing formula and methodology for calculating the Dearness Allowance.
The prices of all items have been sourced from Labor Bureau, Shimla. These prices are used in the calculation of the CPI (IW) and subsequently the calculation of the Dearness Allowance. In the current exercise, the prices of all items are for the period July 2014-June 2015 and have been used in the calculation of DA at 119 per cent operative from 01.07.2015.
7th CPC DA Table
The detailed table describes the rate of Dearness Allowance for 5th CPC, 6th CPC and 7th CPC
|5th CPC DA Rate Chart||6th CPC DA Rate Chart||7th CPC 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%|
|January 2002||49%||January 2012||65%||January 2022||34%|
|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%|
|July 2011||127%||January 2022||203%|
Dearness Allowance from January 2020 to July 2021 has been stopped due to the Covid-19 pandemic!