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Just as we expected. The All India Consumer Price Index number for (Industrial Workers) (Base 2001=100) for the month of December 2009 is 169 as announced by Statistics Department, Labour, Government of India.
Consequently, we can easily calculate the Dearness Allowance rate applicable for Central Government Employees as well Central Government pensioners with effect from 01.01.2010, using the GConnect DA Calculating tool by entering CPI Index (which is 169) in the box provided for the month of December-2009 and then by clicking the button “Calculate DA Jan 10”.
Yes. As calculated by you, the eligible DA rate with effect from 01.01.2010 is 35%. So, we may expect an increase in the DA rate to the tune of 8% from Jan 2010. Normally, the eligible DA Rate will be approved by the Cabinet and thereafter will be officially declared in the month of March every year.