Dearness Allowance, DA applicable to defence forces like Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air force from 1st Jan 2021 will be increased by 3 % from 25 % to 28 % in 7th CPC pay scale.
Dearness Allowance of Indian Army, Navy, Air force from 1st Jan 2021:
Dearness Allowance, DA applicable to defence forces like Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air force from 1st Jan 2021 calculation is known after December AICPIN-IW declaration on 29.01.2021. The Department of Defence under Ministry of Defence of Government of India release the official order of DA, two times in a year.
AICPIN-IW for December 2020 has been released by Labour ministry on 29.01.2021. So, the DA calculation has also been updated till December 2020, which is shown below in the table for defence forces like Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air force.
The Dearness allowances applicable for defence forces like Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air force will not be hiked by Govt. of India at present, as it is freezed till 30.06.2021. But, till then we are calculating the quantum of DA increase on percentage basis in this post. This same increment of DA will be added with effect from 1st July 2021.
Major Contents in the Post: (Jump to the Section)
- Dearness Allowance, DA hike for Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air force from 1st Jan 2021
- Calculation of DA hike for defence forces like Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air force in 7th CPC pay scale till December 2020
- DA and DR Freezing order for central govt. employees and pensioners including armed forces till June 2021
- DA hike for defence forces like Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air force in 7th CPC – Ministry of Defence order since 2017
Calculation of DA hike from Jan 2021 and July 2021 for defence forces like Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air force:
The DA hike for defence forces like Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air force from Jan 2021 calculation has been done after declaration of AICPIN-IW of Dec’20 month. The DA will not be hiked by Govt. of India at present as it is freezed till June 2021, but since the DA will be added for this period from 01.01.2020 to 30.06.2021 for July 2021 DA calculation. So, DA calculation is must, as the same number will be used for DA hike calculation.
DA Calculation for 7th CPC pay scale of defence forces like Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air force:
The formula of DA calculation for 7th CPC pay scale for old base year is :
DA = [(Average of AICPI-IW for last 12 months) – 261.4] / 261.4 x 100
The linking factor for AICPIN-IW old base year is 2.88 multiplied by AICPIN-IW new base year. So we can calculate theDA hike from 1st July 2020, DA hike from 1st Jan 2021 and finally DA hike from 1st July 2021. While the hike of DA from 1st Jan 2020, Govt. has already confirmed 4 %.
|AICPIN-IW (Labour ministry Order)||AICPIN-IW points (New base 2016=100)||AICPIN-IW points (Old base 2001=100)||AICPIN Average of last 12 months||DA calculated (%)||DA hike (%)|
|Dec-20||118.8||342||335||28.16 = 28||3%|
|Jul-20||336||328.00||25.48 = 25||4%|
|Dec-19||330||317.42||21.43 = 21||4%|
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This DA calculation is for record only so that whenever the DA change will resume, all this DA will be added and implemented since then. Like it can be understood from this table that up to Dec’19, DA was 17 %. Then from Jan’20 to Jun’20, after increment of 4 %, DA will be 21 %. Then again from Jul’20 to Dec’20, increment is 4 %, making DA 25 %.
Similarly, after the declaration of AICPIN of Oct, Nov, Dec 2020, DA from January 2021 will be known to us. And again after the declaration of AICPIN of Jan to Jun 2021, DA from July 2021 will be known to us.
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DA / DR Freezing order for central Govt. employees and central Govt. pensioners including Armed forces till 30th June 2021:
In 23rd April 2020 order, Govt had freezed the Dearness Allowance hike for central govt. employees and Dearness relief hike for central govt. pensioners till 30th June 2021 due to corona or covid-19 pandemic and rolled back the decision taken of hike from 17 % to 21 % for 7th CPC pay scale. So, the DA will remain at 17 % till June 2021 for 7th CPC pay scale.
But Govt. has promised that DA / DR will be restored prospectively and will be subsumed in the cumulative revised rate effective from 1st July 2021. So, it is expected to get a huge increment in DA / DR as this change will occur after 1.5 years.
But, one catch is here that no arrears will be paid for the past one and half years. For example, if DA / DR hike from 1st July 2021 is announced 10% for 7th CPC pay scale, then this hike will be paid in July 2021 salary and onward, but you won’t get any arrears for the last 1.5 years from 01.01.20 to 30.06.21.
DA increase for defence forces like Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air force from 1st Jan 2020:
The Government of India had already announced 4% increase in dearness allowance (DA) with effect from 1st Jan, 2020, but later rolled back this decision of DA hike. For DA hike of 7th Pay, the past data has been shown below since 2015.
In the cabinet meeting held on 13th Mar, 2020, Government had decided to increase the dearness allowance (DA) for 48 lakh employees and 65 lakh pensioners. This hike has been announced only for employees drawing payment in 7th CPC pay scales.
Before this hike, the dearness allowance (DA) was hiked by 5 % in October 2019 to 17% from 12% with effect from 1st July, 2019. Dearness allowance (DA) change decision comes 2 times a year effective from 1st Jan and 1st July every year only for central government employees and pensioners including defence forces like Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air force.
This decision of dearness allowance (DA) change is taken with the formula adopted in the 7th pay commission guidelines. Dearness allowance (DA) is adjustment for the cost of inflation and cost of living. The official letter regarding this is issued by Department of Defence (DoD) under Ministry of Defence.
Dearness allowance (DA) hike or increment for 7th CPC pay scale defence forces like Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air force :
The DA has been increased to 17% from 12% w.e.f. 1st July 2019 for defence forces like Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air force in 7th CPC pay scale.
|Period||D. A. (%)||Increase / Decrease||Letter by MoD|
|01-01-2021 to 30-06-2021||17 %||0 %||DA Freezed till 30.06.21|
|01-07-2020 to 31-12-2020||17 %||0 %||DA Freezed till 30.06.21|
|01-01-2020 to 30-06-2020||17 %||0 %||DA Freezed till 30.06.21|
|01-07-2019 to 31-12-2019||17 %||5 %||MoD Notif., 21.10.19|
|01-01-2019 to 30-06-2019||12 %||3 %||MoD Notif., 11.03.19|
|01-07-2018 to 31-12-2018||9 %||2 %||MoD Notif., 18.09.18|
|01-01-2018 to 30-06-2018||7 %||2 %||MoD Notif., 28.03.18|
|01-07-2017 to 31-12-2017||5 %||1 %|
|01-01-2017 to 30-06-2017||4 %|
Defence force revised Rates of Risk and Hardship Allowances or Concessions in 7th CPC:
|SI No.||Defence Force Risk and Hardship (RH) Allowances in 7th CPC||RH-MATRIX|
(Risk / Hardship)
|To whom granted||Rates (Per Month)|
|2||Hard Lying Money||R3H3||Naval Officers||1200 PM (Full), 600 PM (Half)|
|Hard Lying Money||R3H3||Sailors||1000 PM (Full), 500 PM (Half)|
|R1H1||Naval Officers||25000 PM|
|4||Project Allowance||R3H2||Officers||3400 PM|
|Project Allowance||R3H2||JCOs/ORs & equiv.||2700 PM|
|5||Free Fall Jump Instructor Allowance||R2H2||Officers||10500 PM|
|Free Fall Jump Instructor Allowance||R2H2||JCOs/ORs & equiv.||6000 PM|
|6||Flying Allowance||R1H1||Officers||25000 PM|
|Flying Allowance||R1H1||JCOs/ORs & equiv. in IAF||17300 PM|
|7||Field Area Allowance||R2H2||Officers||10500 PM|
|Field Area Allowance||R2H2||JCOs/ORs & equiv. in IAF||6000 PM|
|8||Sea Going Allowance||R2H2||Officers||10500 PM|
|Sea Going Allowance||R2H2||Sailors||6000 PM|
|9||Test Pilot & Flight Test Engineer Allowance||R1H3||Test Pilot||5300 PM|
|Test Pilot & Flight Test Engineer Allowance||R1H3||Flight Test Engineer||4100 PM|
|10||Modified Field Area Allowance||Officers||6300 PM|
|Modified Field Area Allowance||JCOs/ORs & equiv. in IAF||3600 PM|
|11||Highly Active Field Area Allowance||R1H2||Officers||16900 PM|
|Highly Active Field Area Allowance||R1H2||JCOs/ORs & equiv. in IAF||9700 PM|
|12||Counter Insurgency Allowance in Peace Area||R2H2||Officers||10500 PM|
|Counter Insurgency Allowance in Peace Area||R2H2||JCOs/ORs & equiv.||6000 PM|
|13||Counter Insurgency Allowance (CI Ops) in Field Area||R1H2||Officers||16900 PM|
|Counter Insurgency Allowance (CI Ops) in Field Area||R1H2||JCOs/ORs & equiv. in IAF||9700 PM|
|14||Counter Insurgency Allowance in Modified Field Area||Officers||13013 PM|
|Counter Insurgency Allowance in Modified Field Area||JCOs/ORs & equiv. in IAF||7469 PM|
|15||High Altitude Allowance Cat-I||R3H2||Officers||3400 PM|
|High Altitude Allowance Cat-I||R3H2||JCOs/ORs & equiv. in IAF||2700 PM|
|16||High Altitude Allowance Cat-II||R3H1||Officers||5300 PM|
|High Altitude Allowance Cat-II||R3H1||JCOs/ORs & equiv. in IAF||4100 PM|
|17||High Altitude Allowance Cat-III||R1H1||Officers||25000 PM|
|High Altitude Allowance Cat-III||R1H1||JCOs/ORs & equiv. in IAF||17300 PM|
|18||Hydrographic Survey Allowance (for non-surveyors)||R3H3||Non-Survey officers serving onboard ships||1200 PM|
|Hydrographic Survey Allowance (for non-surveyors)||R3H3||Non-Survey sailors serving onboard ships||1000 PM|
|19||Hydrographic Survey Allowance (except non-surveyors)||R3H2||Naval Officers||3400 PM|
|Hydrographic Survey Allowance (except non-surveyors)||R3H2||Sailors||2700 PM|
|20||Para Allowance||R2H2||Officers||10500 PM|
|Para Allowance||R2H2||JCOs/ORs & below||6000 PM|
|21||Para Reserve Allowance||Officers||2625 PM|
|Para Reserve Allowance||JCOs/ORs & below||1500 PM|
|22||Para Jump Instructor Allowance||R2H2||Officers||10500 PM|
|Para Jump Instructor Allowance||R2H2||JCOs/ORs & below||6000 PM|
|23||Siachen Allowance||RH-MAX||Officers||42500 PM|
|Siachen Allowance||RH-MAX||JCOs/ORs & equiv.||30000 PM|
|24||Special Forces Allowance||R1H1||Officers||25000 PM|
|Special Forces Allowance||R1H1||JCOs/ORs & equiv.||17300 PM|
|25||Submarine Allowance||R1H1||Naval Officers||25000 PM|
|Submarine Allowance||R1H1||Sailors||17300 PM|
|26||Submarine Duty Allowance||R3H1||Naval Officers (other than qualified submariners)||5300 PM|
|Submarine Duty Allowance||R3H1||Sailors||4100 PM|
|27||Submarine Technical Allowance||R3H3||Naval Artificers / Mechanicians||4100 PM|
|28||Tough Location Allowance (TLA) to All Defence personnel||Level 9 & above||Level 8 & below|
|TLA-I||R3H1||5300 PM||4100 PM|
|TLA-II||R3H2||3400 PM||2700 PM|
|TLA-III||R3H3||1200 PM||1000 PM|
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