It may be the new financial increase for all executive and non executive BSNL employees from 01.01.2020 in the PSU, and it is a compensatory allowance from the Central Government for not being able to contain prices, and all these additional IDA given is taxed as per the slabs of Income Tax, As we said earlier about BSNL IDA calculation, but remains again this, where the Industrial Dearness Allowance (IDA) Rates calculates on All India Consumer Price Index (IW) with the below said points.
(1) It is based on the weighted average of prices for consumer goods and services.
(2) For October to December (Third Quarter of Financial year) of 2019, IDA calculation in the mean of specified months (June, July, August 2019) taken into consideration.
(3) It decides as per the price index numbers issued by the Department of Labour Bureau of India, and it is also after taking price changes for each item in the predetermined basket of goods of above months.
Now, as per All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers CPI(IW) issued by Department of Labour Bureau, CPI records ‘an increase of 2 points’ in the first month(September 2019), and 3 points for October 19, So based on these confirmed CPI points, let’s have a look at the confirmed IDA rates for PSU employees and pensioners.
IDA from January 2020
Based on this average of two months confirmed Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers CPI(IW) and expecting CPI(W) for Nov 19, BSNL IDA rates of employees and pensioners increment will be calculated and expected a minimum of 4.2% and a maximum of 5.8% in IDA from January 2020.
Even if there is drop happens by 3 points for November 19 CPI numbers, the BSNL IDA rates will record an increase in IDA up to 4.2%, and if you want to know the expected IDA rates at each Price Index Number, and complete list of upto the date BSNL IDA rates of employees, have a look at
Department of Public Enterprises will issue the orders for the increase in dearness allowance after release if CPI(W) for November on 31.12.2019, accordingly PSU release new instructions to all BSNL circles for new increase of BSNL IDA rates with effect from 01.01.2020, So, with this new CPI Index numbers, BSNL employees and pensioners will gets new IDA rates from New Year 2020 as fourth quarter of this financial year 2019 2020.