Increase in Dearness Allowance from 1st January 2016 for Railway Employees – Railway Board Order

DA from January 2016 for employees drawing pay in 5th CPC pay

Dearness Allowance increased to 125% for Railway Employees – Railway Board  issues order for Revised rates for DA effective from 01.01.2016

DA from January 2016 for Railway Employees

Government of India

Ministry of Railways

(Railway Board)


RBE No.32/2016


New Delhi, dated 08.04.2016

The GMs/CAO(R).

All Zonal Railways & Production Units,

(as per mailing list)

Sub: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Railway employees Revised rates effective from 01.01.2016.

Please refer to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 24.09.2015 PC-VI/356 RBE No.115/2015) on the subject mentioned above. The President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Railway employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 119% to 125 % with effect from January, 2016.

2. The provisions contained in Paras 3, 4 & 5 of this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 09.09.2008 (S.No. PC-V1/3, RBE No 106/2008) shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.

3. The additional installment of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall be paid in cash to all railway employees. The arrears may be charged to the salary bill and no honorarium is payable for preparing separate bill for this purpose.

4. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.


Jt.Director, Pay Commission

Railway Board

Download Railway Board RBE No.32/2016 No.PC-VI/2008/1/7/2/1, dated 08.04.2016