Revised List of Classification Cities for HRA of central government employees

| June 2, 2015

Revised List of Classification Cities for HRA –  Govt has recently upgraded / re-classified certain cities for the purpose of grant of higher House Rent Allowance (HRA) to Central Government Employees including Defence Personnel and Railway Employees

Based on the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission, the earlier classification of cities has been revised viz. A-1 to “X”, A, B-1 & B-2 to “Y” and C & Unclassified to “Z”. In determining the revised classification the revised classification, the population of Urban Agglomeration area of the city has been taken into consideration.

Taking in to account the latest Union Cabinet’s Decision for Re-classification of Cities for the purpose of HRA we have compiled revised State wise list / Table of Cites which are classified as X and Y Cites for the Purpose of HRA from time to time. It may please be noted that in respect of the latest union cabinet decision for re-classification of cities on 30.05.2015, orders are yet to be issued by the concerned Ministry (Ministry of Finance)

S.No

STATES

CITIES CLASSIFIED AS “X”

CITIES CLASSIFIED AS “Y”

1

Andhra Pradesh

Hyderabad

(UA)

Vijawada(UA), Warangal(UA), Visakhapatnam(UA),

Guntur, Nellore (UA)

2

Assam

Guwahati(UA)

3

Bihar

Patna(UA)

4

Chandigarh

Chandigarh

5

Chhattisgarh

Durg-Bhilai Nagar(UA),  Raipur(UA)

6

Delhi

Delhi(UA)

7

Gujarat

 Ahmedabad (UA)

Rajkot(UA), Jamnagar(UA),

Bhavnagar(UA), Vadodara(UA), Sutat(UA)

8

Haryana

Faridabad*, Gurgaon (UA)

9

Jammu &

Kashmir

Srinagar(UA), Jammu(UA)

10

Jharkhand

Jamshedpur(UA),  Dhanbad(UA),  Ranchi(UA), Bokaro Steel City

11

Karnataka

Bengaluru

(UA)

Belgaum(UA), Hubli-Dharwad, Mangalore(UA),

Mysore(UA), Gulbarga (UA)

12

Kerala

Khozhikode(UA), Kochi(UA), Thiruvanthapuram(UA), Thrissur (UA), Malappuram (UA), Kannur(UA), Kollam (UA)

13

Madhya

Pradesh

Gwalior(UA), Indore(UA), Bhopal(UA),

Jabalpur(UA), Ujjain (M. Coprn.)

14

Maharashtra

Greater

Mumbai(UA), Pune (UA)

Amravati, Nagpur(UA), Aurangabad(UA),

Nashik(UA), Bhiwandi(UA), Solapur,

Kolhapur(UA), Vasai-Virar City (M. Corpn.), Malegaon (UA), Nanded-Waghala (M.Corp.), Sangli (UA)

15

Orissa

Cuttack(UA), Bhubaneswar(UA), Raurkela (UA)

16

Punjab

Amritsar(UA), Jalandhar(UA),Ludhiana

17

Pondicherry

Pondicherry(UA)

18

Rajasthan

Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur(UA), Kota(UA), Ajmer (UA)

19

Tamil Nadu

Chennai (UA)

Salem(UA), Tiruppur (UA), Coimbatore(UA),

Tiruchirappalli (UA), Madurai(UA), Erode (UA)

20

Uttarakhand

Dehradun(UA)

21

Uttar Pradesh

Moradabad, Meerut(UA), Ghaziabad*, Aligarh,

Agra(UA), Bareilly(UA), Lucknow(UA), Kanpur(UA),

Allahabad(UA), Gorakhpur, Varanasi(UA), Saharanpur**, Noida (CT), Firozabad (NPP), Jhansi (UA)

22

West Bengal

Kolkata(UA)

Asansol (UA), Siliguri (UA), Durgapur (UA)

* Only for the purpose of extending HRA on the basis of dependency

** With effect from 1.6.2011

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.

Rate of House Rent Allowance applicable as per the Classification of Cities

Classification of Cities/Towns

Rates of House Rent Allowance As a percentage of (Basic pay +

NPA where applicable)

X

30%

Y

20%

Z

10%

Following Office Memorandums have been referred for Compiling the list of Classification Cities for the purpose of HRA

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