All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of September, 2012 stood at 215 (two hundred and fifteen).
If the index continues to be same for the remaining 3 months of the year then the expected increase in DA/DR from 01 Jan 2013 will be 8% taking the total DA/DR payable to 80%.
All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of July, 2012 increased by 4 points and stood at 212 (two hundred and twelve).
If the same trend continues for the remaining 5 months of the year (or even if it goes down by a point or two in those months) then the expected increase in DA/DR from 01 Jan 2013 will be 7% taking the total DA/DR payable to 79%.
With the Labour Bureau, GOI, notification of AICPI for the month Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr & May 2012 as 198, 199, 201, 205 & 206 respectively and if the AICPI touches even 203 in Jun 2012, then we can anticipate an increase of 7% in DA/DR payable to Central Govt Employees and Pensioners, effective from 01 Jul 2012.
The total DA/DR payable in that case will rise to 72%, from the existing 65%.
Labour Bureau, Government of India has announced the All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers ( AICPI-IW) for the month of December 2011 as 197. With this announcement, the DA/DR payable effective from 01 Jan 2012 will be 65%, an increase of 7% over the 58% DA/DR being paid now.
The official announcement by the Government for eligible DA/DR rate for central government employees/ pensioners respectively, with effect from 1.1.2012 can be expected in the month of March-2012.
With the announcement of AICPIN for the month of October and November 2011 as 198 &199 respectively, it is now certain that the DA/DR payable to Central Government employees and pensioners effective from 01 Jan 2012 will increase by 7% taking the total DA/DR payable to 65%. Even if the AICPIN rises upto 204 for the month of Dec 2011, the increase will be only 7%.