DA hike for Central Government employees from 1st Jan 2023 for 7th cpc, 6th cpc and 5th cpc

DA hike for Central Government employees from 1st January 2023 for 7th cpc, 6th cpc and 5th cpc pay scales will be known to us after the declaration of AICPIN of period Jul’22 to Dec’22. The DA hike for central government employees from 1st January 2023 will be declared officially by the Finance ministry in March’23.

For Central Government employees of 7th pay scale, HRA will also be increased to 30%/20%/10% from current 27%/18%/9% in the year 2023. Check the details here

  1. DA for 7th Pay central government employees has been hiked to 38%, hike of 4% from 1st July 2022.
  2. DA for 6th Pay central government employees has been hiked to 212%, hike of 9 % from 1st July 2022.
  3. DA for 5th Pay central government employees has been hiked to 396%, hike of 15% from 1st July 2022.

Major Contents in the Post: (Jump to the Section)

  1. DA hike from 1st January 2023 for 7th CPC central govt. employees.
  2. DA and HRA hike from 1st July 2022 for 7th CPC central govt. employees.
  3. DA and HRA hike from 1st July 2022 for 6th CPC central govt. employees.
  4. DA hike from 1st July 2022 for 5th CPC central govt. employees.
  5. Formula of DA hike of 7th CPC Central Govt. employees
  6. Formula of DA hike of 6th CPC Central Govt., employees
  7. DA / DR Govt. Freezing order for central govt. employees and pensioners till June 2021
  8. DA/DR hike for 7th CPCGovt. DoE circular order since 2017
  9. DA/DR hike for 6th CPCGovt. DoE circular order since 2017
  10. DA/DR hike for 5th CPC Govt. DPE circular order since 2017

DA hike calculation for Central Govt. Employees of 7th cpc up to Oct’22:

Below is shown the Calculated DA hike for Central Govt. Employees of 7th cpc scale.

Calculated DA hike for Central Govt. employees for 7th CPC
Calculated DA hike for Central Govt. employees for 7th CPC

DA hike for central govt. employees of 6th cpc up to Oct’22:

Below is shown the Calculated DA hike for central govt. employees of 6th cpc scale.

Calculated DA hike for Central Govt. employees for 6th CPC
Calculated DA hike for Central Govt. employees for 6th CPC

DA hike for Central government employees from 1st July 2022

  1. DA for 7th Pay central govt. employees is 38%, increment of 4%, w.e.f. 1st July 2022.
  2. DA for 6th Pay central govt. employees is 212%, increment of 9%, w.e.f. 1st July 2022.
  3. DA for 5th Pay central govt. employees is 396%, increment of 15%, w.e.f. 1st July 2022.

DA hike for 7th cpc Central government employees from 01.07.2022, declared by DoE:

DA hike order for7th cpc central govt. employees from 1st July 2022
Period of DA revisionDA applicable (%)Increase in DA (%) Circular by DoE
01-07-2022 to 31-12-202238 %4 %Download – DoE Notif., 03.10.22
01-01-2022 to 30-06-2022 34 %3 %Download – DoE Notif., 31.03.22
01-07-2021 to 31-12-202131 %14 % DoE Revised Notif., 25.10.21
01-01-2021 to 30-06-202117 %0 %DA Freezed till 30.06.21
01-07-2020 to 31-12-202017 %0 %DA Freezed till 30.06.21
01-01-2020 to 30-06-202017 %0 %DA Freezed till 30.06.21
01-07-2019 to 31-12-201917 %5 %DoE Notif., 14.10.19
01-01-2019 to 30-06-201912 %3 %DoE Notif., 27.02.19
01-07-2018 to 31-12-20189 %2 %DoE Notif., 07.09.18
01-01-2018 to 30-06-20187 %2 %DoE Notif., 15.03.18
01-07-2017 to 31-12-20175 %1 %
01-01-2017 to 30-06-20174 %
History of Dearness allowance DA hike for central government employees of 7th Pay

DA hike for 6th cpc Central government employees from 01.07.22, declared by DoE:

The DA has been hiked or increased to 212%, increment of 9%, for central government employees drawing pay in 6th CPC pay scale, from 1st July 2022. This Dearness allowance (DA) hike is for 6th CPC central govt. employees. This DA hike circular is declared by DoE, Department of Expenditure under ministry of finance.

DoE Circular of DA hike for central govt. employees of 6th Pay from 1st July 2022
DoE Circular of DA hike for central govt. employees of 6th Pay from 1st July 2022
Period of DA revisionDA applicable (%)Increase in DA (%) Circular by DoE
01-07-2022 to 31-12-2022212 %9 %DoE Notif., 12.10.22
01-01-2022 to 30-06-2022 203 %7 %DoE Notif., 07.04.22
01-07-2021 to 31-12-2021 196 %32 % DoE Revised Notif., 01.11.21
01-01-2021 to 30-06-2021164 %0 %DA Freezed till 30.06.21
01-07-2020 to 31-12-2020164 %0 %DA Freezed till 30.06.21
01-01-2020 to 30-06-2020164 %0 %DA Freezed till 30.06.21
01-07-2019 to 31-12-2019164 %10 %DoE Notif., 25.10.19
01-01-2019 to 30-06-2019154 %6 %DoE Notif., 08.03.19
01-07-2018 to 31-12-2018148 %6 %DoE Notif., 11.09.18
01-01-2018 to 30-06-2018142 %3 %DoE Notif., 28.03.18
01-07-2017 to 31-12-2017139 %3 %
01-01-2017 to 30-06-2017136 %4 %
History of Dearness allowance DA hike for central government employees of 6th Pay

DA hike for 5th cpc Central government employees from 01.07.22, declared by DoE:

The DA has been hiked or increased to 396%, increment of 15%, for central government employees drawing pay in pre-revised 5th CPC pay scale, from 1st July 2022. This Dearness allowance (DA) hike is for 5th CPC central govt. employees and is declared by DoE, Department of Expenditure under ministry of finance.

DoE Circular of DA hike for central govt. employees of 5th Pay from 1st July 2022
DoE Circular of DA hike for central govt. employees of 5th Pay from 1st July 2022
Period of DA revision DA applicable (%)Increase in DA (%) Circular by DoE
01-07-2022 to 31-12-2022396 %15 %DoE Notif., 12.10.22
01-01-2022 to 30-06-2022 381 % 13 %DoE Notif., 07.04.22
01-07-2021 to 31-12-2021 368 %56 % DoE Revised Notif., 01.11.21
01-01-2021 to 30-06-2021312 %0 %DA Freezed till 30.06.21
01-07-2020 to 31-12-2020312 %0 %DA Freezed till 30.06.21
01-01-2020 to 30-06-2020312 %0 %DA Freezed till 30.06.21
01-07-2019 to 31-12-2019312 %17 %DoE Notif., 25.10.19
01-01-2019 to 30-06-2019295 %11 %DoE Notif., 08.03.19
01-07-2018 to 31-12-2018284 %10 %DoE Notif., 11.09.18
01-01-2018 to 30-06-2018274 %6%DoE Notif., 28.03.18
01-07-2017 to 31-12-2017268 %4 %
01-01-2017 to 30-06-2017264 %8 %
History of Dearness allowance DA hike for central government employees of 5th Pay

Dearness Allowance (DA) hike Formula for central govt. employees

Dearness Allowance (DA) Formula for central govt. employees of 7th cpc:

The formula of DA calculation for 7th CPC pay scale for ‘old base year’ is : DA = [(Average of AICPIN-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.

AICPIN-IWAICPIN-IW pointsAICPIN-IW pointsAICPIN AverageDA calculated DA hike
Months(New base 2016)(Old base 2001)Last 12 months(%)(%)
June 2022129.237236238.374% 
Dec 2021125.436135134.44 = 34 3%
June 2021121.7350342.9231.18 = 31 3%
Dec-20118.8 342  335 28.16 = 28 3%
Jun-20 332326.5824.94 (=25%)4% 
Dec-19 330317.4221.43 = 214%
Jun-19 316306.0817.094%
Dearness Allowance (DA) Formula for central govt. employees of 7th cpc

Dearness Allowance (DA) Formula for central govt. employees of 6th cpc:

The formula of DA calculation for 6th CPC pay scale for ‘old base year’ is : DA = [(Average of AICPIN-IW for last 12 months) – 115.76] / 115.76 x 100. The linking factor for AICPIN-IW old base year is 2.88 multiplied by AICPIN-IW new base year.

AICPIN-IWAICPIN-IW points AICPIN-IW points AICPIN AverageDA Calculated DA hike
Months(New base 2016)(Old base 2001)Last 12 months(%)(%)
June 2022129.2372362212.7 = 2129 % 
Dec 2021125.4361351203.21 = 2037 % 
June 2021121.7350342.92196.237% 
Dec-20 118.8342 335 189.39 =1897% 
Jun-20 332326.58182.12 = 182 8%
Dec-19 330317.42174.20 = 17410%
Jun-19 316306.08164.41 = 16410%  
Dearness Allowance (DA) Formula for central govt. employees of 6th cpc

HRA hike and TA hike are also linked to DA as per 7th central pay commission:

  1. To know how much HRA (House Rent Allowances) will be hiked when DA increases, Click here.
  2. To know how much TA ( Travelling Allowances) will be hiked when DA increases, Click here.

Click Here for DA / DR Freezing order for central Govt. employees and pensioners till 30.06.21.

DA, DR hike of all states and UTs of IndiaDA hike of Central Govt. Employees of 7th cpc, 6th cpc, 5th cpc
DA, DR hike of Indian Army, Navy and Air ForceDR hike of Central Govt. Pensioners and Family Pensioners
DA hike of Bank EmployeesDR hike of Bank Pensioners or Bank Retirees of all types
IDA hike for CPSE or PSU employees of 3rd prc, 2nd prc, 1997 pay scaleAICPI-IW of current month – To calculate DA, DR

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13 thoughts on “DA hike for Central Government employees from 1st Jan 2023 for 7th cpc, 6th cpc and 5th cpc

  1. If I remember correctly it is first time that DA has been withheld. So far inspire of so many disasters, 65, 71 war. DA wasn’t held in fact while govt faced crunch the DA arrs used to be credited in to provedent fund and current was paid in cash.
    First time BJP so called Hindu Govt, filled it’s bags by asking public in shadow of Covid to donate new PM cares fund which is not under RTI , accountable to public., whereas PM relief fund already existed and was used for public so far and was under RTI if I am not wrong.
    Col B N Sharma Retired

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