Good news for Central Government Employees: 17% Dearness Allowance

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia

7th Pay Commission: The centre decides to increase the Dearness Allowance (DA) of central government employees for July 2019 which would be 17 per cent. According to the report, the DA for July-December 2019 period would be five per cent more from DA for January to June 2019 period, when it was 12 per cent. The five per cent DA raise has been confirmed with the release of June 2019 All India Consumer Price Index Numbers (AICPIN). The AICPIN for June 2019 is 316, which is two points more than May 2019 AICPIN. 

When to expect new DA in your salary

As per reports, Central Government employees will get their July 2019 DA with their October 2019 salary. 

Central government employees have been expecting salary hike since long. They have been expecting a formal announcement to be made by the government. 

Central government employees are currently getting 12 per cent DA, which was implemented in January 2019. This time, employees will get five per cent more DA. 

As per the All India, Consumer Price Index (AICPI) data, earlier the government employees were already expecting five per cent DA for H-2 2019. As per some media reports which claimed that the DA announcement may be delayed till September 2019 so that the DA announcement should come ahead of the festival season of Dussehra festival.

Since the implementation of the 7th pay commission recommendations in 2016, the five per cent hike in DA is the biggest.

Speaking on the calculation of DA hike, Harishankar Tiwari, Ex-President, AG Office Brotherhood told in front of media, "The July 2019 DA is yet to be announced but as per the AICPI data, the DA hike is likely to be 5 per cent in H-2 2019." 

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