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07-01-2011, 08:00 AM
Dear sirs,
The CPI for the week ended 25.12.10 shows a steep increase from 14.44 to 18.32. What could be the DA from Jan 11

Prasanna Kumar

07-01-2011, 09:57 AM
i think what is being referred to is food index(18.32) and not cpi

07-01-2011, 10:17 AM
Whatever the price of onion is, the D.A will not be as sweet as July last year.

As per the All India Index published by Labour Bureau, Govt. of India the Dearness Allowance payable to the Central Govt.staff with effect from January 2011 may not be more than 6 percent.

The figure for Nov'10 has just released and it stands at 182. The December figure is expected in the end of January. Even if the figure touches 185 in December, which is very unlikely, the D.A. hike will be limited to 6%.

Only thing to cheer is the fixed allowances such as Children Education Allowance, Conveyance Allowance for some category of staff will be 25% more as the D.A. will certainly cross the 50% mark. It may be remembered that D.A. linked allwances such as Transport Allowances will be unchanged.