CDA Rates from July 2021 and CDA Rate List from 6th Pay

Find the CDA Rates of Central Government Employees before and after the 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%
01.07.202131.12.2021 (Announced in October 2021) 31
01.07.202131.12.2021 (Announced in August 2021) 28
01.07.2019DA Freeze17
01.01.2020DA Freeze17
01.07.2020Freeze17
01.01.2021DA Freeze17
01.01.201930.06.201912
1.7.201831.12.20189
1.1.201830.06.20187
1.7.201731.12.20175
1.1.201730.06.20174
1.7.201631.12.20162
1.1.201630.06.20160
Central Dearness Allowance Rates List

6th CPC Central Dearness Allowance Rates List

From To % Rate of Dearness Allowance (CDA)
01.07.2131.12.21 (for DA upto 30.06.21)189
01.01.20 30.06.21 Freeze
1st July 201601.12.2016132
1.1.201630.6.2016125
1.7.201531.12.2015119
1.1.201530.6.2015113
1.7.201431.12.2014107
1st January 201430.6.2014100
1.7.201331.12.201390
1.1.201330.06.201380
1.7.201231.12.201272
1.1.201230.6.201265
1.7.201131.12.201158
1.1.201130.6.201151
1.7.201031.12.201045
1.1.201030.6.201035
1.7.200931.12.200927
1.1.200930.6.200922
1.7.200831.12.200816
1.1.200830.6.200812
1.7.200731.12.20079
1.1.200730.6.20076
1.7.200631.12.20062
1.1.200630.6.20060
6th CPC CDA rates

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

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