Orders for DA hike from 65% to 72% for Railway Employees

Railway Board grants additional DA of 7% with effect from 1st July 2012 for its employees

Government of India

Ministry of Railways

(Railway Board)


No PC-VI/2008/1/7/2/1

RBE No.112/2012

New Delhi, dated 03.10.2012 .

The GMs/CAO(R),

All Indian Railways & Production Units

(as per mailing list)

Sub:- Payment of Dearness Allowance to Railway employees — Revised rates effective from 01.07.2012.

   Please refer to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 09.4.2012 (S.No PC-VI/289, RBE No.49/2012) 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 65% to 72%  with effect from  1st  July, 2012.

   2. The provisions contained in Paras 3, 4 & 5 of this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 09.09.2008 (S.No.PC-VI/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 for October, 2012 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.


(Hari Krishan)

Director, Pay Commission II

Railway Board.

Source: AIRF