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As expected, the Union Cabinet approved the proposal to enhance Dearness Allowance (DA) from existing 35% to 45% with effect from 1st July-2010.
Consequent on this approval a net increase of 10% in the Dearness Allowance is to be allowed by Government to all Central Government Employees and Pensioners including Family Pensioners.
Once the order to this effect is issued by Government DA arrears from July-2010 and prospective DA increase will be sanctioned by Administration.
You may recollect that we predicted the tentative DA eligibility with effect from 1st July 2010 as 45% i.e an increase of 10%, based on CPI-IW (Consumer Price Index-Industrial Workers) base year 2001=100 for the months from July-2019 to June-2010.
Source: Press Information Bureau