Cabinet Approval for increasing DA from January 2015 is expected this week
The proposal for enhancing the rate of Dearness Allowance to 113% to be paid from January 2015 may be approved by the Union Cabinet this week. The Additional installment of Dearness Allowance which is due from 1-1-2015 will be increased from existing 107 % to 113% with the increase of 6%. The increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission.
Last time, the proposal for increasing the DA from July 2014 got its approval from the Union Cabinet on 4th September 2014 . The Union Cabinet Chaired by Prime Minister gave its approval for the release of an additional installment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners with effect from 01.07.2014. That was an increase of seven percent over the then rate of 100 percent of the Basic Pay/Pension. Actually this announcement was left unnoticed by the Media until the PIB published this news. The Central Government made this decision without any hype and at the time of there was no expectation.
Likely it was expected that the proposal of increasing Dearness Allowance to 113% might be approved by Union Cabinet in the Last Meeting of CCEA, which took place on 4th March 2015. But no decision has been made on this proposal. So it is expected that the Approval for increasing rate of DA from January 2015 by the Union cabinet will be accorded in the next cabinet meeting by this week.