Dearness Allowance(DA) to Railway employees enhanced to 65% from 1 st January, 2012.

Circular Subject
Payment of Dearness Allowance to Railway employees — Revised rates effective from 01.01.2012

1. Please refer to this Ministry's letter of even number dated 05.10.2011 (S.No PC-VI/277, RBE No.137/2011) on the subject mentioned above. The President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Railway employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 58% to 65%  with effect from 1 st  January, 2012. 
2. The provisions contained in Paras 3, 4 & 5 of this Ministry's letter of even number dated 09.09.2008 (S.No.PC-VI/3, RBE No. 106/2008) shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.
3. The additional installment of Dearness Allowance payable under these  orders shall be paid in cash to all railway employees. The arrears may be charged to the salary bill for April, 2012 and no honorarium is payable for preparing separate bill for this purpose.