Today on 9th October 2019, the government of India announced the 5% hike in the central dearness allowances rates with effective from 1st July 2019.
The central government notifies the pay commission for the employees working directly under the union govt or ministry or department. The recent pay commission was Seventh Pay and commonly known as 7th CPC.
The Government of India had implemented the 5th CPC with effective from 01.01.1996. The dearness allowances rate was Zero on 1st January 1996.
The Sixth Pay Commission had implemented from 01.01.2006 for all the central government servants working in the under the govt departments at that time.