CDA Rates from July 2019 and Old CDA Rate List from 6th Pay

Find the CDA Rates of Central Government Employees before and after 7th pay commission, check the new formula to calculate the CDA as per the All India Consumer Price Index Numbers (AICPIN), and also check the list of old dearness allowance rates from 01.01.2006 to as on date…

Central Dearness Allowance or CDA rates is the cost of living adjustment allowance that gets paid to the central government employees, and prisoners in India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan.

The Central Dearness Allowance is calculated as a percentage of an Indian citizen (employee) basic salary to mitigate the impact of inflation on people, and the Indian citizens usually get a basic salary and pension that gets supplemented by housing or a CDA or both.

You should know that CDA is a fully taxable allowance, and also, there are two types of CDA available out there.

These types are the:

  1. Central Dearness Allowance is admissible under the terms of employment.
  2. CDA is not given under the terms of employment.

CDA Rates Calculation Formula

Also, when it comes to calculating the Dearness Allowance for Central government employees, the formula is after 1.1.2006:

  • Dearness Allowance %= {(Average of AICPIN(Base year 2001=100) for the past 12 months – 115.77)/115.77}*100

To Calculate the CDA Rates for Central government employees, the formula after 1.1.2007 is

  • Dearness Allowance %= {(Average of AICPIN(Base year 2001=100) for the past 3 months – 126.33)/126.33}*100

7th Pay Commission CDA Rates List

From To CDA %
1.1.2016 30.6.2016 0
1.7.2016 31.12.2016 2
1.1.2017 30.6.2017 4
1.7.2017 31.12.2017 5
1.1.2018 30.6.2018 7
1.7.2018 31.12.2018 9
January 2019 June 2019 12
July 2019 till date 17

6th CPC CDA Rates

From To % rate of Dearness Allowance (CDA)
1.1.2006 30.6.2006 0
1.7.2006 31.12.2006 2
1.1.2007 30.6.2007 6
1.7.2007 31.12.2007 9
1.1.2008 30.6.2008 12
1.7.2008 31.12.2008 16
1.1.2009 30.6.2009 22
1.7.2009 31.12.2009 27
1.1.2010 30.6.2010 35
1.7.2010 31.12.2010 45
1.1.2011 30.6.2011 51
1.7.2011 31.12.2011 58
1.1.2012 30.6.2012 65
1.7.2012 31.12.2012 72
1.1.2013 30.06.2013 80
1.7.2013 31.12.2013 90
1st January 2014 30.6.2014 100
1.7.2014 31.12.2014 107
1.1.2015 30.6.2015 113
1.7.2015 31.12.2015 119
1.1.2016 30.6.2016 125
1st July 2016  132

The above are the confirmed Central Dearness Allowance (CDA) rates paid to Central Government Employee as per the price index changes after announcement of Union Government.