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DA (Dearness Allowance) - Revised rates from 1.1.2010 for Central Government Employees is from 27% to 35%

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure


New Delhi, the 26th March, 2010.




Subject:-     Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government Employees - Revised Rates effective from 1.1.2010.


        The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry's Office Memorandum No.1(6)/2009-E-II(B)dated 18th September, 2009 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees shall be enhanced form the existing rate of 27% to 35% with effect from 1st January, 2010.


2.   The provisions contained in paras 3, 4 and 5 of this Ministry's O.M. No.1(3)/2008-E-II (B) dated 29th August, 2008 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.


3.    The additional instalment of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall be paid in cash to all Central Government employees.


4.    The payment of arrears of Dearness Allowance for the month of January and February, 2010 shall not be made before the date of disbursement of salary for March, 2010.


5.   These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates and the expenditure will be chargeable to the relevant head of the Defence Services Estimates. In regard to Armed Forces personnel and Railway employees separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.


6.     In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller and Audit General of India.


(R. Prem Anand)
Under Secretary to the Government of India


Bajrang (MoD) said…
From : Bajrang (MoD)

It's a great relief for central government employees. Thanks to government.
Anonymous said…
Please post the Rates of Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 1.1.2010 for CG continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised scales as per 5th CPC.
Anonymous said…
For d.a.effective from ist.Januuary National cost Index is out on 31st.January. However Cabinat takes two month to decide release of D.A. after two month ie. in March and Ministry of Fonance takes 15days to release it. Further ,Ministry of Personal,Public grivence and Personal takes another one week to releasr it for Pensioners. Thus THREE MONTHS are passed in issue of orders and payment of an arrear is received in the Salary of April. Meanwhile there another hike of equal p.c.of d.a.. Since mendatory to be given why this formalities is not avoided and immediatelt on announcement of National cost Index D.A> is released in the next month ie. in February.This required possitive thinking by the Govt.
Anonymous said…
D.A. rate is revised from 27% to 35% effective from 01/01/2010 for Pensioners vide Govt. Orders Dated 31st.March,2010

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