26 Oct, 2021 9:10p.m.

31% Dearness Allowance (DA) w.e.f. July 2021 - Railway Board order


Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)

PC-VII No.- 177

RBE No: 76/2021

File No. PC-VII/2016/1/7/2/1

New Delhi, dated: 26.10.2021

The General Manager/CAOs(R),
All India Railways & Production Units,
(As per mailing list)

Sub: – Grant of Dearness Allowance to Railway employees — Revised Rates effective from 01.07.2021.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter RBE No. 52/2021 dated 20.07.2021 (F.No. PC-VII/2016/I/7/2/1) on the subject mentioned above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Railway employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 28% to 31% of the basic pay with effect from 1st July, 2021.

2. The term ‘basic pay’ in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC recommendations accepted by the Government, but does not include any other type of pay like special pay. etc.

3. The Dearness Allowance will continue to be distinct element of remuneration and will not be treated as pay within the ambit of Rule 1303 (FR 9(21)). Indian Railway Establishment Code, Volume-II (Sixth Edition — 1987) – Second Reprint 2005.

4. The payment on account of Dearness Allowance involving fractions of 50 paise and above may be rounded to the next higher rupee and the fractions of less than 50 paise may be ignored.

5. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.

(Jaya Kumar G)
Deputy Director, Pay Commission-VII & HRMS
Railway Board

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