DA Announcement by Union Cabinet is expected end of this Month- Dearness Allowance 2022 Bonanza

Central Govt will make DA announcement today ?

DA Announcement by Union Cabinet is expected end of this Month. The Union Cabinet-Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs headed by Prime Minister is expected to make DA announcement by the end of this month. Hence all are expecting that Central Govt will make DA announcement today ?

DA announcement by Union Cabinet

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs headed by Prime Minister shall meet time to time to decide over important economical affairs of our Country. One of such decision to be expected by central government employees from Union cabinet is to make announcement of releasing additional instalment of DA from January and July of every year.

DA announcement will be in the end of March 2022

 It was expected by all that DA announcement by Union Cabinet would be made before Holi . But this Government is delaying the announcement of DA for no reason. Hence it is expected that Central government may announce DA hike before the end of this Month.

DA for Central Government Employees Latest update 2022

As per the approved formula for calculation of rate of Dearness Allowance, the DA shall be enhanced by 3% from 31% to 34% with effect from 1.1.2022. So DA for central Government employees to be paid at the rate of 34% from 1st January 2022. Hence the Union Cabinet is expected to give its approval for DA enhancement proposal in the month of March as it was done before.

Composition of Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs

  1. Prime Minister.
  2. Sri Rajnath Singh Minister of Defence.
  3. Sri Amit Shah. Minister of Home Affairs. And Minister of Corporation cooperation.
  4. Sri Nitin Jai ram Gadkari. Minister of Road Transport and highways.
  5. Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman. Minister of Finance and Minister of Corporate Affairs.
  6. Shi. Narendra Singh Tomar. Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
  7. Dr Subramanyum Jaishankar. Minister of External Affairs.
  8. Sri Piyush Goyal. Minister of Commerce and Industry. Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and public distribution and Minister of textiles.
  9. Sri Dharmendra Pradhan. Minister of Education and Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

Date of DA announcement made in March by Union Cabinet 

Below is the date on which the January DA hike was announced in previous years

  1. January 2016 DA Announcement on 23.3.2016
  2. January 2017 DA announcement on 15.03.2017
  3. January 2018 DA announcement on 07.3.2018
  4. January 2019 DA announcement on 19.2.20219
  5. January 2020 DA announcement on 13.3.2020
  6. January 2021 DA – Frozen
  7. January 2022 DA announcement : expected at any date in March 2022

DA Table from January 2016 to January 2022

The DA order link is provided in the date of Effect

Effect from Rate of DA Effect from Rate of DA
01.01.2016 0 01.01.2021 17% (Freeze)+4%
01.07.2016 2% 01.07.2021 31%
01.01.2017 4% 01.01.2022  34%
01.07.2017 5% 01.07.2022  Calculate DA
01.01.2018 7% 01.01.2023  
01.07.2018 9% 01.07.2023  
01.01.2019 12% 01.01.2024  
01.07.2019 17% 01.07.2024  
01.01.2020 17% (Freeze)+4% 01.01.2025  
01.07.2020 17% (Freeze)+3% 01.07.2025  

Calculate DA from July 2022 here

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