7th Pay Commission allowances: Where government employees will get maximum HRA- know city-wise

If the government accepts the bare recommendations of A K Mathur-led 7th
Pay Commission then the HRA component of central government employees will
increase ranging between 106 percent and 122 percent.Take, for instance, a central government employee at the very bottom of the
pay scale, where the basic pay (pay of pay band + grade pay) is now Rs
7,000, would currently be entitled to an HRA of Rs 2,100 in a Class X city.
As per 7th Pay Commission, the new entry level pay at this level is Rs
18,000 per month against which the new HRA for a Class X city would be Rs
4,320 per month, that is 106 percent more than the existing level. Similarly, at the highest level of the pay scale, the Cabinet Secretary and
officers of the same rank have a basic pay of Rs 90,000, which means they
are entitled to current HRA of Rs 27,000 in Class X towns. After the
revised pay scale, the new basic pay is Rs 2.5 lakh, for which the HRA
would be Rs 60,000, meaning a hike of 122 percent.

7th Pay Commission allowances: Where government employees will get maximum
HRA- know city-wise

New Delhi: The 10-month long wait of central government employees and
pensioners for allowances is about to end as the Narendra Modi government
is expected to announce a maximum HRA hike of up to 122 percent for them
soon.
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A high-level committee headed by the Finance Secretary, Ashok Lavasa had on
last Thursday submitted its report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. The
report will now be examined by the empowered committee of secretaries and
following that it will be placed before the Cabinet.
The committee on allowances has reportedly given its view in favour of AK
Mathur-led 7th Pay Commission recommendation, regarding decrease in house
rent allowance (HRA) by 2-6 percent depending on type of cities.
Population of City
DA above
Present
Proposed
50%
100%
Above 50 lakh (Class X)
30%
24%
27%
30%
5 lakh to 50 lakh (Class Y)
20%
16%
18%
20%
Below 5 lakh (Class Z)
10%
8%
9%
10%

The 7th Pay Commission headed by AK Mathur had earlier proposed the rate of
House Rent Allowance (HRA) at 24 percent, 16 percent and 8 percent of the
Basic Pay for Class X, Y and Z cities respectively.
The Commission had also recommended that the rate of HRA will be revised to
27 percent, 18 percent and 9 percent when DA crosses 50 percent, and
further revised to 30 percent, 20 percent and 10 percent when DA crosses
100 percent.
The existing rates of HRA for Class X, Y and Z cities and towns are 30
percent, 20 percent and 10 percent of Basic pay (pay in the pay band plus
grade pay)

Below is the list of cities/towns classified for grant of House Rent
Allowance (HRA) to central government employees

States/Union Territories
Cities classified as X
Cities classified as Y
1
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
2
Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad
Vijawada, Warangal, Visakhapatnam, Guntur, Nellore
3
Arunachal Pradesh
4
Assam
Guwahati
5
Bihar
Patna
6
Chandigarh
Chandigarh
7
Chhattisgarh
Durg-Bhilai Nagar, Raipur
8
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
9
Daman & Diu
10
Delhi
Delhi
11
Goa
12
Gujarat
Ahmedabad
Rajkot, Jamnagar, Bhavnagar, Vadodara, Sutat
13
Haryana
Faridabad, Gurgaon
14
Himachal Pradesh
15
Jammu & Kashmir
Srinagar, Jammu
16
Jharkhand
Jamshedpur, Dhanbad, Ranchi, Bokaro Steel City
17
Karnataka
Bengaluru
Belgaum, Hubli-Dharwad, Mangalore, Mysore, Gulbarga
18
Kerala
Khozhikode, Kochi, Thiruvanthapuram, Thrissur, Malappuram,
Kannur, Kollam
19
Lakshadweep
20
Madhya Pradesh
Gwalior, Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Ujjain
21
Maharashtra
Greater Mumbai, Pune
Amravati, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Nashik, Bhiwandi, Solapur,
Kolhapur, Vasai-Virar City, Malegaon, Nanded-Waghala,
Sangli
22
Manipur
23
Meghalaya
24
Mizoram
25
Nagaland
26
Odisha
Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Raurkela
27
Pondicherry
Pondicherry
28
Punjab
Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana
29
Rajasthan
Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Ajmer
30
Sikkim
31
Tamil Nadu
Chennai
Salem, Tiruppur, Coimbatore, Tiruchirappalli, Madurai,
Erode
32
Tripura
33
Uttar Pradesh
Moradabad, Meerut, Ghaziabad, Aligarh, Agra, Bareilly,
Lucknow, Kanpur,

Allahabad, Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Saharanpur, Noida,
Firozabad, Jhansi
34
Uttarakhand
Dehradun
35
West Bengal
Kolkata
Asansol, Siliguri, Durgapur

The remaining cities / towns in various cities / UTs which are not covered
by classification as ‘X’ or ‘Y’ classified as “Z” for the purpose of HRA.

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If the government accepts the bare recommendations of A K Mathur-led 7th
Pay Commission then the HRA component of central government employees will
increase ranging between 106 percent and 122 percent.
Take, for instance, a central government employee at the very bottom of the
pay scale, where the basic pay (pay of pay band + grade pay) is now Rs
7,000, would currently be entitled to an HRA of Rs 2,100 in a Class X city.
As per 7th Pay Commission, the new entry level pay at this level is Rs
18,000 per month against which the new HRA for a Class X city would be Rs
4,320 per month, that is 106 percent more than the existing level.
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Similarly, at the highest level of the pay scale, the Cabinet Secretary and
officers of the same rank have a basic pay of Rs 90,000, which means they
are entitled to current HRA of Rs 27,000 in Class X towns. After the
revised pay scale, the new basic pay is Rs 2.5 lakh, for which the HRA
would be Rs 60,000, meaning a hike of 122 percent.

Source: http://zeenews.india.com/

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