DA and DR Arrears will not be paid for freezing period

 DA and DR Arrears Loss Calculator 2020

Ministry of Finance has frozen the DA at current rate level for the period from 1.1.2020 to 1.7.2021. Due to this How much money Serving Employees and Pensioners have to lose ? This DA and DR Arrears Loss calculator will calculate for you

Department of Expenditure has issued an Order dated 23.4.2020 to freeze the Dearness Allowance to central Government Employees and dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners at current rate level till 1st July 2021 and said no DA arrears will be paid for the period from 1st January 2020 to 1st July 2021.

Already the Union cabinet has approved the proposal to enhance the Dearness Allowance by 4% from 1st January 2020. As per this DA announcement made by Central government , total DA at the rate of 21% has to be paid from 1st January 2020. But so far Order is not issued.

Expected DA calculation Sheet July 2020

As per the All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers released so far, it is expected that the DA increase may go up to 4% hike. So total DA at the rate of 25% has to be paid from 1st July 2020. Check the DA calculator sheet for Expected DA from July 2020 [ Read this Report]

Accordingly, the DA from 1st January 2021 also has the possibility to increase 3% . With this a 28% DA has to be paid from 1.1.2021 upto 30.6.2021

DA increase Stopped from 1st January 2020 to 1st July 2021

But Now the Finance Ministry has issued order to stop increasing DA from 1st January to 1st July 2021 [ Read this Order ]. So Central Government employees will have to lose 3 instalments of DA hike due cumulatively for 18 months.

The Finance Ministry said that these three instalments of additional DA will be restored prospectively and will be subsumed in the cumulative revised rate effective from 1st July 2021. No arrears for the period from 1st January 2020 till 30th June 2021 shall be paid

This is huge amount as for as central govt employees and pensioners are concerned that they are forced to give up.

DA Arrears Loss Calculator for 18 Months

Central Government Employees have to lose DA arrears for 18 Months from January 2020 to June 2021 as the Government frozen the DA at existing rate.

The existing rate is 17%. It should have been increased to 21% from 1st January 2020. But as per the Order issued by Department of Expenditure, there will be no any kike in dearness allowance up to 30th June 2021.

So three additional DA instalments will be not paid to central Government employees. Because of that there will be a considerable financial loss to serving employees as well as pensioners.

This DA arrears Loss Calculator calculates how much money every one is losing due to this freezing of Dearness Allowance

Here is the DA arrears Loss Calculator

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Dearness Relief (DR) Arrears Loss calculator

Like the DA, the Dearness Relief (DR ) also has been frozen for 18 months from January 2020 to 60 lakhs Pensioners.

They are also dejected by this decision and they will be losing out the money which is expected to play a vital role in their day to day expenses.

This DR Arrears loss calculator will calculate the money the Pensioners will be losing due to freezing the DA at 17% level for 18 Months from 1st January 2020 to 30th July 2021

Here is the DR Arrears calculator for you

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Expected DA Calculator for July 2020 – Calculate Here

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2 thoughts on “DA and DR Arrears will not be paid for freezing period”

  1. Mahesh Sharma

    This is too much. In one stroke the Govt has struck a huge blow to all the Central Govt employees as well as the pensioners. Lakhs of employees from Min of Health & FW, Communications, Police, Para military Forces are working round the clock in this difficult time risking their lives without any extra rewards. On the other hand this Govt is adamant in going ahead with lavish avoidable Central Vista Redevelopment Project(in New Delhi) which is a massive waste of public money in these time. Why can’t the Govt put a stop or keep it on back burner for the time being. The amount earmarked for Central Vista Project at least can save the poor employees and pensioners ! In addition to this DA freeze the employees are donating their one day salary to the PM CARES Fund. Let there be a TOTAL FREEZE ON THE SALARIES, PERKS etc of all the Ministers, MPs, MLAs etc. for the similar period. Why the poor employees or pensioners are always made the scapegoats !

  2. Dr.D.Paul Babu

    Once the Union Cabinet has already approved the DA/DR Enhancement from 17% to 21% with effect from 1st January 2020, the Government should not withdraw it’s decision again, as the People will no longer have any faith in the Government if it goes back on it’s Commitment.
    Payment of enhanced DA/DR should have been done upto 30th April 2020 as this would have been seen as a very Benevolent Action on the part of the Government.

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