Revision of Dearness Allowance rates for the employees’ of Central Government effective from January 01, 2019

Jun 19, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed to circulate the Office Memorandum No.1/1/2019-E-II(B) (Page 2) dated February 27, 2019, received from the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, on Grant of Dearness Allowance (DA) to the employees of Central Government revised rates effective from January 01, 2019 shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 9% to 12%.

The Dearness Allowance will continue to be distinct element of remuneration and will not be treated as pay within the ambit of Fundamental Rule 9(21) talks about ‘pay’. 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. These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from 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. 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.

[Circular No. F.3-1/2019(Admn.I/AB)]

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