Generally, Central Government announces DA for the employees twice in a year, effecting on January and July. But the last announcement for DA, came only in April and it was 8% and the total DA was 80% of the basic pay. As per the AICPIN calculations for the last six months, (from January to June 2013) DA is to be fixed at 10%. Employees are eagerly awaiting for the announcement of the same in September itself without any delay from the government. This is the second time that the DA will be 10% after the 6th CPC came into effect. This clearly shows the price rise for essential commodities in India. The state government employees also awaits for the announcement. Let us hope that the government announces the DA in second week of September after their cabinet meeting and discussions.