Dearness allowance from July 2013 Latest News
It is now confirmed that the rate of Dearness Allowance from July 2013 will be increased by 10% according to the AICPIN average for the past twelve months starting from July 2012 to June 2013.The Consumer Price Index Number for the month of June 2013 is released on 31st July 2013 by Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour and Employment in its Official site.Dearness Allowance from July 2013
All the central government employees will not be interested to know about the CPI numbers if it has no role in the calculation to obtain the rate of dearness allowance paid to central government employees. Since the dearness allowance is paid to central government employees to compensate the price rise, the AICPI numbers is the only factor to measure the increase in the prices of essential commodities. So the AICPIN for Industrial Workers is obviously inevitable part of the formula prescribed for calculating the rate of dearness allowance to be paid to central government employees.
It is not only for central government employees, but all the state government employees have also been paid the same rate of dearness allowance. Once it is declared by the central government, all the state governments have no other go than to fallow it. That is why the AICPIN for Industrial workers has been watched keenly by all the central Government Employees and state government employees every month.
To calculate the rate of Dearness Allowance from July 2013, we need AICPIN for Industrial Workers for the past twelve months
The average AICPIN for past 12 months is 220.67
The Formula to calculate the DA
= ( Avg of AICPIN for the past 12 months – 115.76)*100 /115.76
The rate of DA from July 2013 = (220.67-115.76)*100/115.76
= 90.618 (As per the instruction fraction if any to be ignored)
So the rate of DA to be paid to central government employees from 1st July 2013 will be 90%. It is expected that formal announcement on this will be made by government after the decision taken by the cabinet committee on economic affairs in its meeting by the first week of September 2013 positively.