What is Dearness Allowance

Dearness allowance is the part of person's salary.

Dearness allowance (D.A.) is part of a person's salary. It is calculated as a percent of the basic salary. This amount is then added to the basic salary along with house rent allowance to get the total salary. Or you can say that The Dearness Allowance< is a part of the total compensation a person receives for having performed his or her job.

Rate for Dearness allowance (D.A.) can vary in rural and urban areas. Dearness Allowance is calculated on the original pension without commutation.

It is a payment towards the rise in cost of living, which is calulated based on cost of living index.

How to Calculate Dearness allowance (D.A.)

How much Dearness allowance you will receive it depends on the rate at which your are getting this.

The present rate of Dearness allowance is 65% so to calculate your Dearness allowance just calculate the 65% of your basic salary. The amount which you get after the calculation will be your Dearness allowance.


Guest Author: waqar06 Aug 2012

I think percentage of dearness allowance increased from 35%
current rate of dearness allowance is 51% to 58% ...

Guest Author: 06 Aug 2012

Hello Waqar

Thanks for the information. Yes present rate of DA is 58%+7% of additional DA is also offered to the Govt. employees of Haryana.

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