EXPECTED DA : ‘Expected DA‘ means nothing but, we are expecting the percentage of Dearness Allowance is being provided once in six months for Central Government Employees and Pensioners. It is a practice which has been followed till now that once in six months, according to the price index, the rate of DA is being granted in the month of march and September for Government servants. It is not only now, the interest to know the rate of dearness allowance granted twice in a year has been there for the past several years.
Let us see, in detail, how DA is calculated. The calculations are very easy.
Month Year -> Base Year 2001=100 -> Total -> Average -> App. DA -> DA
First is the month. Then comes the CPI (IW) Base Year 2001=100 and the relevant data. In the next column, you have the sum total of all the 12 months, i.e., the total of the declared AIPCIN numbers for the past 12 months. Next comes the division of the sum total by 12.
The next step is the most crucial one. You will have to find out by how much it exceeds 115.76. You will have to calculate the excess as percentage of 115.76.
(12 Monthly Average) – 115.76
———————————– X 100 = Percentage increase in prices (ignore decimals)