7th CPC House Rent Allowance (HRA) to Central Government Employees: Finance Ministry OM

7th CPC House Rent Allowance (HRA) to Central Government Employees: Finance Ministry OM



7th CPC House Rent Allowance (HRA) to Central Government Employees: Finance
Ministry OM

7cpc hra approved by govt
** No.21/5/2017-E.II(B), Government of India, Ministry of
Finance, Department of Expenditure
*** New Delhi, 7th July, 2017 ** OFFICE MEMORANDUM **

Subject:- Implementation of recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay
Commission relating to grant of House Rent Allowance (HRA) to Central
Government employees

** Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the
recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the President is
pleased to decide that, in modification of this Ministry’s O.M.
“No.2(37)-E.II(B)/64 dated 27.11.1965 as amended from time to time, O.M.
No.2(13)/2008-E.II(B) dated 29.08.2008 and OM. No.2/5/2014-E.II(B) dated
21.07.2015, the admissibility of House Rent Allowance (HRA) shall be as
under:

No.21/5/2017-E.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
***
New Delhi, 7th July, 2017.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
 

Subject:- Implementation of recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay
Commission relating to grant of House Rent Allowance (HRA) to Central
Government employees. 
 
Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations
of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the President is pleased to decide
that, in modification of this Ministry’s O.M. “No.2(37)-E.II(B)/64 dated
27.11.1965 as amended from time to time, O.M. No.2(13)/2008-E.II(B) dated
29.08.2008 and OM. No.2/5/2014-E.II(B) dated 21.07.2015, the admissibility
of House Rent Allowance (HRA) shall be as under: 
Classification of Cities/Towns
Rate of House Rent Allowance per month as a percentage of
Basic Pay only
X
24%
Y
16%
Z
8%
2. The rates of HRA will not be less than Rs.5400/-, 3600/- & 1800/- at
X, Y & Z class cities respectively.
3. The rates of HRA will be revised to 27% 18% & 9% for X, Y & Z
class cities respectively when Dearness Allowance (DA) crosses 25% and
further revised to 30%, 20% & 10% when DA crosses 50%.
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4. The term “basic pay” in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in
the prescribed pay levels in the Pay Matrix and does not include
Non-Practising Allowance (NPA), Military Service Pay (MSP) etc. or any
other type of pay like special pay, etc.
5. The list of cities classified as ‘X’, ‘Y’ and ‘Z’ vide DoE’s O.M.
No.2/5/2014-E.II(B) dated 21.07.2015, for the purpose of grant of House
Rent Allowance is enclosed as Annexure to these orders.
6. Special orders on continuance of HRA at Delhi (“X” class city) rates to
Central Government employees posted at Faridabad, Ghazlabad, NOIDA and
Gurgaon, at Jalandhar {“Y” class city) rates to Jalandhar Cantt., at “Y”
class city rates to Shillong, Goa & Port Blair and HRA at par with
Chandigarh ‘(“Y” class city) to Panchkula, SAS. Nagar (Mohali) which have
been allowed to continue vide Para .‘4′ of this Ministry’s O.M.
No.2/5/2014-E.II(B) dated 21.07.2015 and OM. No. 2/2/2016-E.II(B) dated
03.02.2017, shall continue till further orders.
7. All other conditions governing grant of HRA under existing orders, shall
continue to apply.
8. These orders shall be effective from 1st July, 2017.
9. The orders will apply to all civilian. employees of the
Central-Government. The Orders will also be applicable to the civilian
employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates. In respect of Armed
Forces personnel and Railway employees, Separate orders will be issued by
the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Railways, respectively. 
10. In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts
Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the
Comptroller & Auditor General of India. 
Hindi version is attached. 
(Annie George Mathew)
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ANNEXURE 
 
To O.M. No.2/5/2017-E.II(B) dated 07.07.2017.
 

LIST OF CITIES/TOWNS CLASSIFIED FOR GRANT OF HOUSE RENT ALLOWANCE TO
CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES 
 
Sl. No. STATES/ UNION TERRITORIES CITIES CLASSIFIED AS “X” CITIES CLASSIFIED AS “Y”
1. ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS
2. ANDHRA PRADESH/ TELANGANA Hyderabad (UA) Vijayawada (UA), Warangal (UA), Greater Visakhapatnam
(M.Corpn.), Guntur (UA), Nellore UA
3. ARUNACHAL
4. ASSAM Guwahati (UA)
5. BIHAR Patna (UA)
6. CHANDIGARH Chandigarh (UA)
7. CHHATTISGARH Durg-Bhilai Nagar (UA), Raipur (UA)
8. DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI
9. DAMAN & DIU
10. DELHI Delhi (UA)
11. GOA
12. GUJARAT Ahmadabad (UA) Rajkot (UA), Jamnagar (UA), Bhavnagar (UA), Vadodara (UA),
Surat (UA)
13. HARYANA Faridabad* (M.Corpn.), Guraon* (UA)
14. HIMACHAL PRADESH
15. JAMMU & KASHMIR ‘ Srinaar (UA), Jammu (UA)
16. JHARKHAND Jamshedpur (UA), Dhanbad (UA), Ranchl (UA), Bokaro Steel
City (UA)
17. KARNATAKA Bengalore/Bengaluru(UA) Belgaum (UA), Hubli-Dharwad (M.Corpn.), Mangalore (UA),
Mysore UA), Gulbaroa (UA)
18. KERALA _ Kozhikode (UA), Kochi (UA), Thlruvanathapuram (UA),
Thrlssur (UA), Malappuram(UA), Kannur (UA), Kollam (UA)
19. LAKSHADWEEP
20. MADHYA PRADESH Gwalior (UA), Indore (UA), Bhopal (UA), Jabalpur (UA),
Ujjain (M. Corpn)
21. MAHARASHTRA Greater Mumbai(UA), Pune (UA) Amravati (M.Corpn.), Nagpur(UA), Aurangabad (UA),
Nashik(UA), Bhiwandi (UA), Solapur (M.Corpn.), Koihapur
(UA), Vasai-Virar City (M. Corpn.), Malegaon (UA),
Nanded-Waghala (M. Corpn.), Sangli (UA
22. MANIPUR
23. MEGHALAYA
25. MIZORAM
26. ODISHA Cuttack (UA), Bhubaneswar(UA), Raurkela UA)
27. PUDUCHERRY(PONDICHERRY) Puducherry/Pondicherry (UA)
28. PUNJAB Amritsar (UA), Jalandhar (UA), Ludhiana (M. Corpn.)
29. RAJASTHAN Bikaner(M.Corpn.), Jaipur (M.Corpn.), Jodhpur(UA),
Kota(M.Corpn.),Ajmer( UA)
30. SIKKIM
31. TAMIL NADU Chennai (UA) Salem (UA), Tiruppur (UA), Coimbatore (UA),
Tiruchirappalli(UA), Madurai UA), Erode UA
32. TRIPURA
33. UTTAR PRADESH Moradabad (M.Corpn.), Meerut (UA), Ghaziabad*(UA),
Aligarh(UA), Agra (UA), Bareilly(UA), Lucknow (UA), Kanpur
(UA), Allahabad (UA), Gorakhpur (UA), Varanasi (UA),
Saharanpur (M.Corpn.), Noida (CT), Firozabad (NPP),
Jhansi(UA)
34. UTTARAKHAND Dehradun (UA)
35. WEST BENGAL Kolkata (UA) Asansol (UA), Siliguri (UA), Durgapur (UA)
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*Only for the purpose of extending HRA on the basis of dependency.

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

Source: http://doe.gov.in/pdf

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