As per the prescribed formula to calculate the rate of DA from January for Central Government Employees, it is estimated that 21 percent DA will be paid from 1^{st} January 2020

AICPIN for 11 months from January 2019 to November 2019 were released. December 2019 yet to be released.

## DA from January

It is noticed that total fluctuation from the beginning of this year to till date in respect CPI Number is maximum +3 points and no decrease recorded.

According to the average AICPIN Numbers for the past 12 Months, 4 % DA hike is confirmed from 1.1.2020. So, 21% DA will be paid to central Government Employees from 1^{st} January 2020. To change this estimation, it requires AICPIN to increase by 21 Points and decrease by 12 Points to get 22% DA or 20% DA respectively

It is expected there will not be any increase beyond 3 Points for the month of December 2019. Hence rate of DA will be increased by 4% from 17% to 21% with effect from 1.1.2020