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7th cpc House Rent Allowance : Finmin Order

No.2/5/2017-E.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
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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:
r:
CLASSIFICATION OF
CITIES/TOWNS
RATE OF HOUSE RENT ALLOWANCE
PER MONTH AS A PERCENTAGE OF
 BASIC PAY ONLY
X24%
Y16%
Z8%
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%.

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, Ghaziabad, 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, S.A.S. 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)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India



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

S.NOSTATES/ UNION TERRITORIESCITIES CLASSIFIED
AS “X”
CITIES CLASSIFIED
AS “Y”
1ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLAND
2ANDHRA PRADESH  / TELANGANAHyderabad (UA)Vijayawada (UA),
 Warangal (UA),
 Greater
Visakhapatnam (M.Corpn.),
 Guntur (UA), Nellore (UA)
3ARUNACHAL PRADESH
4ASSAMGuwahati (UA)
5BIHARPatna (UA)
6CHANDIGARHChandigarh (UA)
7CHHATTISGARHDurg-Bhilai Nagar (UA),
Raipur (UA)
8DADRA &
NAGAR HAVELI
9DAMAN & DIU
10DELHIDelhi (UA)
11GOA
12GUJARATAhmadabad (UA)Rajkot (UA), Jamnagar (UA),
Bhavnagar (UA),
 Vadodara (UA), Surat (UA)
13HARYANAFaridabad* (M.Corpn.),
 Guraon* (UA)
14HIMACHAL PRADESH
15JAMMU & KASHMIRSrinagar (UA), Jammu (UA)
16JHARKHANDJamshedpur (UA),
Dhanbad (UA), Ranchl (UA),
Bokaro Steel City (UA)
17KARNATAKABengalore/
Bengaluru(UA)
Belgaum (UA),
 Hubli-Dharwad (M.Corpn.),
Mangalore (UA), Mysore UA),
 Gulbarga (UA)
18KERALAKozhikode (UA), Kochi (UA), Thlruvanathapuram (UA),
 Thrlssur (UA),
Malappuram(UA),
Kannur (UA), Kollam (UA)
19LAKSHADWEEP
20MADHYA PRADESHGwalior (UA), Indore (UA),
Bhopal (UA), Jabalpur (UA),
Ujjain (M. Corpn)
21MAHARASHTRAGreater 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)
22MANIPUR
23MEGHALAYA
24MIZORAM
25NAGALAND
26ODISHACuttack (UA),
Bhubaneswar(UA),
 Raurkela UA)
27PUDUCHERRY
(PONDICHERRY)
Puducherry/Pondicherry (UA)
28PUNJABAmritsar (UA),
Jalandhar (UA),
Ludhiana (M. Corpn.)
29RAJASTHANBikaner(M.Corpn.),
Jaipur (M.Corpn.), Jodhpur(UA), Kota(M.Corpn.),Ajmer( UA)
30SIKKIM
31TAMIL NADUChennai (UA)Salem (UA), Tiruppur (UA),
Coimbatore (UA),
Tiruchirappalli(UA),
 Madurai UA), Erode UA
32TRIPURA
33UTTAR PRADESHMoradabad (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)
34UTTARAKHANDDehradun (UA)
35WEST BENGALKolkata (UA)Asansol (UA), Siliguri (UA),
 Durgapur (UA)
*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/sites/default/files/HRA%20Eng_0.pdf

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