Dearness Allowance from January 2013 for Central Government Employees and Pensioners
Dearness Allowance for Central Government employees will be estimated twice in a year based on the movements in the AICPI for Industrial workers. The Fifth Central Pay Commission had adopted the AICPI (IW) using the 1982 series for estimation of DA. The Government has developed a new series with base 2001, with effect from January 2006. It is possible to generate the back data series with base 2001, with the help of the stipulated linking factor of 4.63. The 2001 series has an extended coverage of 78 centers compared to the 70 centers in the 1982 series.