BSNL IDA Rates For April 2018 IDA Pay Scales Of Employees

New BSNL IDA Rates of employees valid from the start of the new financial year ready to record a further increase. It is to be the new increase in this fiscal year 2018 2019 for all executive and non-executive BSNL employees.

The first increase in this new financial year is expected to be a small one from 01.04.2018. As we said earlier, but remains again this. The Industrial Dearness Allowance (IDA) Rates calculates on All India Consumer Price Index (IW) with the below said points.

1. Based on the weighted average of prices for consumer goods and services.

2. For April 2018 IDA calculation, the mean of specified months (December 2017, and January, February 2018) taken into consideration.

3. It decides as per the price index numbers issued by the Department of Labour Bureau of India. It is also after taking price changes for each item in the predetermined basket of goods of above months.

BSNL IDA rates

Now, as per All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers – CPI(IW) issued by Department of Labour Bureau. CPI records no increase in the figures for the first month.

In December 2017, CPI decreased by 2 points and records 286, but for January 2018, it gains by 2 points again and stands at 288. With this increase in AICPI (All India Consumer Price Index) for January 2018 and for coming month February, BSNL IDA rates mark may record a new rise.

IDA From April 2018

Based on this average of Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers CPI(IW). BSNL IDA rates of employees and pensioners ready to record an increase up to 1.3% from April 2018 IDA. But the IDA calculation confirms after the announcement of CPI Index for February 2018.

If the drop happens at 2 points for February CPI numbers, the BSNL IDA rates will record as NO INCREMENT, but if the CPI index for February 2018 increases by 3point will mark a new increase up to 1.3% in IDA. If you want to know the complete list of BSNL IDA rates and up to the date for employees and expecting April 2018 IDA, have a look at this IDA calculation.

Department of Public Enterprises will issue the orders for the increase in dearness allowance from 01.04.2018 after announcing the CPI Index on 28.03.2018, then PSU will release the new instructions for New BSNL IDA rates.


  1. Merging the two entities will be a death wish for BSNL. As MTNL has massive debts that will have a knock-out effect on the finances of BSNL, an eerie similarity with what happened when the profitably Indian Airlines was merged with the struggling Air India to form National Aviation Company of India Ltd. With this company”s brand continuing with the brand- Air India.
    BSNL remains a cellular company that has the lowest debt to equity ratio, and hence it has an excellent chance of not just posting profits in the upcoming fiscal years but also once again once again paying dividends to the government, as it had done in the last decade.

  2. Don’t worry govt will handover the BSNL to Ambani after few year. The corrupt politician wants crores of money from backdoor in the election, and they are getting from backdoor too.

  3. Will BSNL be going to implement 3rd PRC in this 2017 or not? If given it is like as per the recommendations of Governments 7th pay commission or not, what may the pay scale structure for each cadre of employees?

    Is there any new hike for new BSNL Junior Telecom Officers who recruits through GATE 2017.

    • Sporadic chances of implementation of 3rd PRC in BSNL (=7th pay commission of central govt employees) due to corrupt policies of Govt towards BSNL and at the same time, making favorable circumstances for private operators like Reliance Jio.

      NDA govt wants to declare BSNL as sick PSU and hence sell it to Ambani at peanut prices, that’s why it is demotivating the excellent engineers and staff to quit off BSNL by declining financial packages for next ten years i.e .from 2017 to 2027.


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