Central Government Employees get 10% DA from July 2103. A 10% increase in DA makes the Dearness Allowance to 90%. The DA from January, 2013 was 80%. Now an additional installment of Dearness Allowance by 10% is approved by the Union Cabinet with effect from 01st July, 2013.
The benefit of this 10% DA from July 2013 is for around 50 Lakh Central Government Employees and around 30 Lakh Pensioners. Dearness relief of pensioners is also increased by 10% as per the new DA increase from July 2013.
The Government has an additional burden around Rs. 11000 crore due to the new 10 DA from July 2013. When The DA touches 100% some special allowances will be increased by 25% as per 6th central Pay commission. Then the benefit will be doubled to those who get such allowances.
The order of New 10% DA from July 2013 is yet to be issued.