Ministry of Finance has issued the order for enhancing the Dearness Allowance from 45% to 51% with effect from 1st January 2011.
It is also mentioned in the order that the increase in DA will also apply to civilian employees paid from the Defence Services estimates and the expenditure will be chargeable to relevant head of the Defence Services Estimates. With regard to Armed Forces personnel and Railway employees separate orders will be issued by Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.
It is also likely that separate orders will be issued in respect of Central Government Pensionsers and family pensioners as far as the hike in DA is concerned
Download the following DA order for more details