Finance Ministry Order is issued for enhancement of DA from 1st January 2017

Ministry of Finance has issued order for enhancement of DA from 1st January from 2% to 4%

Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Revised Rates effective from 1.1.2017

Enhancement of DA from 1st January

No. 1/3/2017-E-II (B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 30th March, 2017.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Revised Rates effective from 1.1.2017.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s Office Memorandum No. 1/2/2016-E-II (B) dated 4th November, 2016 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 2% to 4% of the basic pay with effect from 1st January, 2017.

2. The term ‘basic pay’ in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC recommendations accepted by the Government, but does not include any other type of pay like special pay, etc.

3. The Dearness Allowance will continue to be a distinct element of remuneration and will not be treated as pay within the ambit of FR 9(21).

4.The payment on account of Dearness Allowance involving fractions of 50 paise and above may be rounded to the next higher rupee and the fractions of less than 50 paise may be ignored.

5. The payment of arrears of Dearness Allowance shall not be made before the date of disbursement of salary of March, 2017.

6. These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates and the expenditure will be chargeable to the relevant head of the Defence Services Estimates. In respect of Armed Forces personnel and Railway employees, separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.

7.In so far as the employees working in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are issued with the concurrence of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

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15 thoughts on “Finance Ministry Order is issued for enhancement of DA from 1st January 2017”

  1. ORDERS REGARDING INCREASE IN RELIEF IN PENSION /DA FOR CENTRAL GOVT PENSIONERS W.E.F 1-1-2017 HAVE NOT BEEN ISSUED SO FAR IN SPITE OF CABINET APPROVAL ON 14-3-2017.
    HAS MIN. OF FINANCE BECOME LETHARGIC IN THIS REGARD AS ORDERS FOR DA INCREASE FOR EMPLOYEES WERE ISSUED ON 30-03-2017 i.e A GOOD 16 DAYS AFTER THE CABINET APPROVAL????

  2. RBKV Ramanan, Advocate

    Little care before it is flouted would eliminate wrongs, as in this case wrong could have been avoided.

  3. The heading is misleading.The order is for DA enhancement w.e.f.1.1.17 and not w.e.f.1st July,2017, as mentioned in the heading.Please correct.Thanks

  4. V.J. Sampath Kumar

    Dear Sir, The caption for DA orders should be w.e.f. First January, 2017 and not 1st July, 2017.
    With kind regards, Yours, V.J. Sampath Kumar.

  5. Jagdish kumar

    DA is revised from 1st January 2017 and not from 1st July 2017. May Pl be corrected

  6. M.Radhakrishnan

    There’s is an inadvertent error in the title of the news published. It should be ” From January 2017, instead of July2017.”

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