What are all Allowances linked with DA?

dearness allowance, DA, allowances linked to DAThe approval of hike in Dearness Allowance to 51% by Union Cabinet on 22.02.2011 for the hike in Dearness for all Central Government Employees, Central government Pensioners/family pensioners was one of the hot news yesterday.

Consequent on implementation of Sixth Pay Commission, grant of dearness allowance more than 50% will increase certain allowances applicable central government employees automatically by 25%.

We could identify the following Allowances which will have this effect of increase to the tune of 25%, since D.A has crossed 50%.


Type of Allowance Download Office Memorandum
Children Education Assistance Download O.M. No: 12011/03/2008-Estt (Allowance) dated 2.9.2008
Conveyance Allowance under SR-25 Download O.M.No: F.No: 19039/2/2008-E.IV dated 23.09.2008
Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance Download O.M.No: 3(1)/2008-E.II(B) dated 29.08.2011
Special Allowance for Child Care for women with disabilities Download O.M.No: 12011/04/2008-Estt (Allowance) dated 11.09.2008
Washing Allowance to Group C and Group D employees Download O.M.No: F.No: 14/3/2008-JCA dated 11.09.2008
Special Allowance and Cash Handling Allowance Download O.M.No: 4/6/2008-Estt. (Pay II) dated 01.10.2008
Desk Allowance Download O.M.No:1/10/2009-PIC dt 17.04.2009
Uniform Allowance Download order F.No: A-26017/22/2008-Ad.II.A(Pt) dated 28.09.2010
Tour TA, Transfer TA and reimbursement for transfer of personal effects Download O.M.No: 19030/3/2008-E.IV dated 23.09.2008

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The following table provides quantum of increase in various allowances consequent on DA crossing 50%

Name of the Allowances & Advances Existing Revised
Children Education Allowance Rs.1000 Rs.1250
Hostel Subsidy Allowance Rs.3,000 Rs.3,750
Special Compensatory Hill Area Allowance Rs.600 / Rs.480 Rs.750 / Rs.600
Special CompensatoryScheduled / Tribal Area Allowance Rs.400 / Rs.240 Rs.500 / Rs.300
Project Allowance Rs.1,500 / Rs.1,000 Rs.1,875 /
Speical Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance Rs.2,600/Rs.2,100/
Cycle Maintenance Allowance Rs.60 (Per month) Rs.75 (Per month)
Mileage for road journey/all components of daily allowance on tour/reimbursement for transfer of personal effects Rs.500 / Rs.300 / Rs.200 / Rs.150 / Rs.100 Rs.625 / Rs.375 / Rs.250 / Rs.190 / Rs.125 (personal effects-Rs.22.50 per kg per km For other rates verity OM)
Rates of Fixed Conveyance Allowance under SR-25 (Motor Car) Rs.1,120 / Rs.1,680 / Rs.2,070 / Rs.2,430 / Rs.3,000 Rs.1,400 / Rs.2,100 / Rs.2,590 / Rs.3,040 / Rs.3,750
Rates of Fixed Conveyance Allowance under SR-25 (Other modes) Rs.370 / Rs.480 / Rs.640 / Rs.750 / Rs.850 Rs.470 / Rs.600 / Rs.800 / Rs.940 / Rs.1,070
Washing Allowance Rs.60 Rs.75
Split Duty Allowance Rs.200 Rs.250
Spl. Allowance for Child Care for Women with Disabilities and Education Allowance for disabled children Rs.1,000 per month Rs.1,250 per month
Cash Handling Allowance Rs.600 / Rs.500 / Rs.400 / Rs.300 / Rs.150 Rs.750 / Rs.625 / Rs.500 / Rs.375 / Rs.190
Risk Allowance DOPT 21012/1/2008-Estt.(Allowance) 12.3.2009
Postgraduate Allowance Rs.1,000 / Rs.600 Rs.1,250 / Rs.750
Desk Allowance Rs.600 Rs.750
Bad Climate Allowance Rs.400 / Rs.240 Rs.500 / Rs.300

Advances for purchase of Bicycle
Rs.3,000 Rs.3,750

Advances for purchase of Warm clothing
Rs.3,000 Rs.3,750

Festival Advance
Rs.3,000 Rs.3,750

Natural Calamity Advance
Rs.3,000 Rs.3,750
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