By | 2nd March 2019

After All India Consumer Price Index witnessed higher ever increase in July 2018 to the extent of 10 points, increase in Dearness Allowance for Central Government Employees and Pensioners from January 2019 was estimated to be not less than 3%.


Due to phenomenal increase in Consumer Price Index from 291 to 301 which is 10 points increase in July 2018 alone, there were chances for DA for Central Government Employees reaching 13% with effect from January 2019, with an increase of 4% in DA from the first half yearly 2019.


Historical data reveals that out of consumer price index for the period from 2005 to June 2018, highest monthly increase in the index was recorded in the month of July 2009 which was 7 Points. CPI from August 2018 to November 2018 was almost steady as there was only one point increase during this period.

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