First AICPIN in 7th CPC era will be released for Expected DA from July 2016
The first AICPIN points of 2016 will be released today
The Dearness Allowance given to Central Government employees and Pensioners will henceforth be calculated on the basis of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations from 1.1.2016.(Expects its recommendations to be implemented by the Government)
The first All India Consumer Price Index – CPI (IW) Base Year 2001=100, used for calculating the Dearness Allowance will be announced tomorrow by the Central Government.
The current DA, according to the 6th Pay Commission, began at zero on 01.01.2006, and ended at 125%. It will restart again at zero from 01.01.2016 onwards.
There is no Dearness Allowance for the six months from January to June 2016.
From July 2016 onwards, the new and first Dearness Allowance will be announced based on the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. In other words, the Dearness Allowance for the six months between July and December 2016 will be based on the fluctuations in the prices of essential commodities, called the AICPIN points, between January and June 2016.
The 7th Pay Commission has not prescribed any dramatic changes in the method of calculation of the Dearness Allowance. Instead, the previous method is all set to continue.
But, final announcements will be made in this regard only after the Central Government makes its decisions clear.