The Indian Banks’ Association has announced an increase in dearness allowance (DA) for workmen and officer employees in banks for the months of February, March and April, 2023. The increase is based on the average Consumer Price Index numbers for the quarter ended December 2022 and the 11th Bipartite Settlement and Joint Note dated 11.11.2020. The rate of DA payable to workmen and officer employees for the specified months will be 41.16% of ‘pay’. The Senior Advisor (HR&IR) has requested that decimals from the third place be ignored while determining the DA payable.
Dearness Allowance for Workmen and Officer Employees in banks for the months of February, March & April, 2023
Indian Banks’ Association
HR & Industrial Relations
February 1, 2023
All Members of the Association
Dear Sir/ Madam,
Dearness Allowance for Workmen and Officer Employees in banks for the months of February, March & April, 2023 under XI BPS/ 8th Joint Note dated 11.11.2020
The confirmed All India Average Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (Base 1960=100) for the quarter ended December 2022 are as follows:-
October 2022 – 8710.36
November 2022 – 8710.36
December 2022 – 8697.22
The average CPI of the above is 8705 and accordingly the number of DA slabs are 588 (8705-6352= 2353/4= 588 Slabs). The last quarterly Payment of DA was at 556 Slabs. Hence, there is an increase in DA slabs of “32” i.e. 588 Slabs for payment of DA for the quarter February, March & April, 2023.
In terms of clause 7 of the 11th Bipartite Settlement dated 11.11.2020 and clause 3 of the Joint Note dated 11.11.2020. the rate of Dearness Allowance payable to Workmen and Officer employees for the months of February, March & April. 2023 shall be 41.16% of ‘pay’. While arriving at dearness allowance payable, decimals from third place may please be ignored.
Senior Advisor (HR&IR)