The Dearness Allowance for the CG Employees is calculated based on 12 monthly average of the All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW). These indices are compiled and released by the Labour Bureau in the Ministry of Labour. The figures are released monthly and the index for a month is released at the end of the subsequent month. The CPI IW is based on the inflation in retail prices with reference to the prices in a base year. Currently, the DA is calculated based on the CPI-IW with the base year 2016. The CPI-IW figures can be obtained from the labour bureau website at http://labourbureau.gov.in/LBO_indexes.htm.
DA hike is one of the most awaited CG staff news that the employees are looking forward to. StaffCorner is bringing a new DA Calculator so that the central government employees can estimate the Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief applicable to Central Government Employees and Pensioners in advance on their own.
You can try out the D.A. calculator below.
DA Calculator as recommended by 7th Pay Commission using CPI (Base 2001=100)
Current DA (from July 2021) : 31%