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42% Dearness Allowance for Central Govt Employees from 1st Jan 2023

Last updated: Jan 1st, 2024 at 8:05pm Edited by: Infotechies

The central government announced the Dearness allowance for central government employees on January 1, 2023. For the year 2023, the rate of DA allowance was hiked to 4% by the central government to avoid inflation. Rising the cost of living has given great relaxation to the employees. By hiking, the DA allowance can avoid the financial burden and economic status.

By increasing the 4% percent of DA allowance, the total percent of DA allowance is 42%. The changes can be reflected in the monthly salary of the central government employees. The DA allowance can be calculated easily. On this page, you can find the DA calculator and the percentage accordingly.

Article TitleCentral Government Employees DA Hike
ConceptDA Hike
Announced byCentral Government
New DA Rate DateJanuary 1, 2023
DA Full FormDearness Allowance

Dearness Allowance from 1.1.2023

The dearness allowance table is provided below for your reference. Here, we mentioned both previous and present DA percentages.

Month/YearPrevious DA%Present DA%
January 202338% 
February 202338% 
March 2023 42%
April 2023 42%
May 2023 42%
June 2023 42%

DA Calculator | 2023

DA calculator is used to calculate the Dearness Allowance. It was calculated using the cost of living index and the basic salary = the amount of DA [ payable to the employee]. For example, the basic salary of a Central Government employee is Rs. 49000, then the calculation for Dearness Allowance (DA) will be as follows:

Month/YearDA 38%DA 42%DA Arrears
January 2023Rs. 1862  
February 2023Rs. 1862  
March 2023 Rs. 2058Rs. 392

DA Arrears | 2023

By increasing the DA percentage the employees in the central government are very happy. Then, by this time the employees are most awaited for the arrears amount for the previous year. Last year, the central government did not announce the hike in DA allowance. For that, the government should pay arrears amount for employees. Now, clear that the central government will add arrears amount to the DA allowance in the salary of the employees.

7th CPC DA Chart 2023

The chart below shows how the allowance rate has risen from 0% to 42% between 2016 and 2023.

DA Effective FromDA Rate 2016 to 2023
January 202342% (Expected)
July 202238%
January 202234%
July 202131%
July 202128%
January 202117% (28%)
July 202017% (24%)
January 202017% (21%)
July 201917%
January 201912%
July 20189%
January 20187%
July 20175%
January 20174%
July 20162%
January 20160

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