DA from January 2013 – Cabinet did not take up DA hike issue in the meeting held on 2nd April 2013 – Decision postponed due to non-availablity of Finance Minister
As reported in media, Cabinet deferred the decision to consider Dearness Allowance Matter in the Cabinet Meeting held on 2nd April 2013.
It is reported that since Finance Minister Shri.P.Chidambaram is not available the decision to consider Central Government Employees and Pensioners DA matter was not taken in today’s Cabinet Meeting. This information was given by Shri.Manish Tewari, Broadcasting Minister after the meeting.
Based on Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers which is used for calculating Dearness Allowance for Central Government Employees and Pensioners, total DA eligibility with effect from 1st January 2013 works out to 80%. As of now, Central Government Employees and Pensioners are paid DA @ 72% with effect from July 2012. Hence the net increase in DA would be 8%.
For More details read this GConnect Article on estimmated Dearness Allowance with effect from January 2013
It is also reported that Finance Minister is on an official visit to Japan.
Source : The Economic Times