Increase/decrease in DA/DR – Rajya Sabha
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Unstarred Question No. 1336
To be answered on Tuesday, 3rd March, 2020
Falguna 13, 1941(Saka)
Increase/decrease in DA/DR
1336: Shri Majeed Memon:
Will the Minister of Finance be pleased to state
(a) Whether it is a fact that Daily Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) for Central Govt employees and pensioners have become due with effect from 1st January, 2020.
(b) If so, the details thereof;
(c) Whether DA/DR is based on rise in inflation and increase in prices of essential commodities; and
(d) If so, whether the increase in DA allowance is in line with increase in price of essential items and if not, the reason therefore?
Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance
(Shri Anurag Thakur)
(a) & (b): Yes Sir. Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief are granted to serving employees and pensioners of the Central Government respectively each year with effect from 1st January and 1st July and normally paid in the month of March and September respectively.
(c) & (d): Yes Sir. The level of inflation for the purpose of DA/IDR to Central Government employees/pensioners Is calculated on the basis of Al! India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers which is issued by Labour Bureau, Shimla