From "akankshakukhraniya" : Hi Friend’s, any body can tell me hoe to calculate Dearness Allowance. Is there any fix % of Salary. or it varies from city to city. Thanks, Akanksha
23rd April 2007 From India, Delhi

Hi, Dearness Allownce is fixed for metro 40% of basic & for other city it is different . Regards, Nilesh
24th April 2007
poonam28 1
hi, according to me DA is given at 75% for metros and 50% within the state,thst what my company is following and the employees are entitled for DA according to their grades.
24th April 2007 From India, Bhubaneswar
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Hi,
You must understand the basic concept of dearness allowance. It is a payment towards the rise in cost of living, which is calulated based on cost of living index.
As regards the minimum wages, the State government or the central Government makes a notification and payment is to be made.. With regard to payment at a higher level, the coimpany can formulate its own scheme for payment of dearness allowancxe. It can be a fixed percentage of the basic pay, or on a sliding percentage, as per company's schem and policy.
Please remember, once the company is paying more than the minimum wages, it can formulate its own scheme for payment of dearness allowance. Needless to say that all other factors like, region cum industry, capacity to pay etc are taken in to consideration by the company .
Cyril
26th April 2007 From India, Nagpur
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Akanksha
There is a differeence of goverment and public sector undertaking paying DA and private or limited company paying Da.
DA(DEARNESS ALLOWANCE ) is the aloowance paid to employees due to rise in Market price .
Generally DA is calculated as rise in consumer price index .And DA is connected with basic generally it is the %of basic pay.
SUPPOSE WE TAKE A BASE CPI AS 2460
CURRENT CPI IS 3460THEN RISE =1000
THEN RISE 1000/2460*100 = 40.65%
Then DA will be 40.65% of Basic.
SUDIPTA
28th April 2007 From India, Calcutta
sarfaraj
Hello and Hi dear all fellow comrades..
I would like to request on everyones esteem part that..just please assist me in knowing the standard calculation on Basic and DA ... irrespective of any wage bill.
Take Care..
Sarfaraj
3rd May 2008
vvichu2003
Hi,
Basic Pay Is Fixed According The Industry And Catogery, Dearness Allowance Is Actualy Variable But It Revised Once In A F Year. It Giving For Empee To Living And Managing The Forthcoming Year Budget.
Regards
Senthil
27th May 2008 From India, Madras
msiddhp
working in profit making company how to calculate 50% IDA merger into Basic pay & what are the benefits out of this merger.
20th July 2008 From India, Mumbai
harmeenkaur 1
hi, still DA is not very clear to me.if possible please give me some good example. But know private organizations are not making a compontent of salary. Thanks! gurpreet
21st July 2008 From India