7th pay commission: Check out maximum and minimum HRA city-wise if govt accepts bare recommendations of AK Mathur-led panel

| May 23, 2017

The Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) set up to screen the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) recommendations on allowances will place the proposal before the Cabinet on this Wednesday.

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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.

As per sources, the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) set up to screen the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) recommendations on allowances will place the proposal before the Cabinet on this Wednesday.

A high-level committee headed by the Finance Secretary, Ashok Lavasa had on April 27 submitted its report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.








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

Max HRA-Rs 60,000 per month

Min HRA-Rs 4,320 per month

Cities classified as Y

Max HRA-Rs 40,000 per month

Min HRA- Rs 2,880 per month

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 for which max and min HRA will be Rs, 20,000 and Rs 1,440 per month respectively.




If the Narendra Modi 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 under 6th Pay Commission was till now entitled to an HRA of Rs 2,100 on basic pay of Rs 7,000 (basic pay that includes pay of pay band + grade pay) in a Class X city. It is to be noted that government, while implementing the 7th Pay Commission in June last year had made it clear that till the final outcome of allowances committee is being placed, the employees would be getting the allowances as per 6th Pay Commission.

Now, 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.

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