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Admissibility of HRA in the event of non-acceptance/surrender of Railway residential accommodation

Admissibility of HRA in the event of non-acceptance/surrender of Railway residential accommodation.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

RBE No.23/2017
New Delhi, dated 16.03.2017

No.E(P&A)II-2015/HRA-6

The General Managers(P)/CAOs,
All Indian Railways
and Production Units ect.

Sub: Admissibility of HRA in the event of non-acceptance/surrender of Railway residential accommodation.

A reference from North Western Railway was received for clarification on the issue of admissibility of HRA in the event of non-acceptance/surrender of railway residential accommodation by a railway employee. The matter was examined and considered in this office in the light of policy guidelines n the issue in consultation with the Finance Directorate of Railway Board. In this connection, it is stated that the provisions of letter No.E(P&A)II-87/HRA-15 dated 16.05.1988 still hold good regarding admissibility of House Rent Allowance (HRA) in the event of non-acceptance/surrender of Railway residential accommodation. However, refused by a Railway servant of a quarter of a different class from that for which he is eligible shall not constitute refusal for the purpose of these orders unless he has the option to apply for accommodation of a class next below the one to which he is entitled by virture of his emoluments and he refuses such accommodation when allotted on the basis of his application.

2. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Mininstry of Railways.

sd/-
(Salim Md.Ahmed)
Deputy Director/E(P&A)II,
Railway Board

Authority: http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/

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Information on House Rent Allowance

Information on House Rent Allowance – CGDA

Office of the CGDA, Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt – 10

No.AN/III/3012/Circular Vol-VII

Dated 03-03-2017

To,

All PCsDA/PCA (Fys)/PIFAs
CsDA/CsFA (Fys)/IFAs
(Through CGDA Website)

Subject: Information on House Rent Allowance-regarding.

Please find enclosed copy of Min. of Defence, Deptt. of Expenditures, ID No.11-1/2016-IC/Pt.II dated 23.02.2017 on the subject received through MoD/D (Civ-I).

  1. Ministry in their ID has stated that the committee on Allowances headed by the Finance Secretary and Secretary (Expenditure) has desired that the information relating to occupancy of Govt. Accommodation and the officers/officials HRA (not allotted Govt. accommodation) may be obtained.
  2. The information in the following format has been sought for by the Ministry.
Group Total number of employees Number of Officers/Officials residing in Government accommodation Number of Officers/Officials drawing HRA
A
B
C
Total
  1. It is therefore, requested that the information on the format in respect of officers and staff working in your organization (including sub offices under your jurisdiction) may please be furnished on the E-mail anIII.cgda@nic.in by 03.03.2017 to enable their HQrs. Office to render the compiled report to the Ministry.

Please accord top most priority.

(Mustaq Ahmad)
Dy.CGDA (AN)

Signed Copy

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Retention of the rates of HRA and date of effect of allowances should be from 1st January 2016 and revision of rates of Transport allowances, OTA and NDA apart from retention of many of the allowances

Cabinet Decision on 7th CPC Allowances only after 11th March 2017

“Retention of the rates of HRA and date of effect of allowances should be from 1st January 2016 and revision of rates of Transport allowances, OTA and NDA apart from retention of many of the allowances – COC Karnataka”.

Allowances

Comrades,
The media is debating that the allowances committee headed by Shri Ashok Lavasa Finance Secretary has submitted its report to the Hon’ble Finance Minister Arun Jaitleyji on 22nd or not. Comrades as you aware that this committee period has expired on 22nd February 2017, the question is that even if it has submitted its report to the Hon’ble Finance Minister Arun Jaitleyji it is confidential document all media creation on the HRA rates are not be believed, the actual truth will be known only after the assembly elections results of five states which will be declared on March 11.

The past experience is that even if the committee decides positively the union cabinet had turn down the recommendations of the committee, hence speculation is not correct, only after the union cabinet approves the recommendations of the committee, the new orders is issued.

The main demands of the CG employees is retention of the rates of HRA and date of effect of allowances should be from 1st January 2016 and revision of rates of Transport allowances, OTA and NDA apart from retention of many of the allowances.

Comrades instead of speculation it would be better we focus on the 16th March 2017 strike, which would put pressure on the Central Government to yield to our charter of demands.

Comradely yours
(P.S.Prasad)
General Secretary

Source: http://karnatakacoc.blogspot.in/

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Revision of HRA as per 7th CPC – More expectation on the report of Allowance Committee

Revision of HRA as per 7th CPC – More expectation on the report of Allowance Committee

All Central Government employees are eagerly waiting for the report of Allowance Committee, which is going to be submit today to the Government.

Reports suggests that the Allowance Committee may submit its report on 20th February 2017 and it will be notified with effect from 1st April 2017. Federation sources told that It is unacceptable and we will fight it out until the revised allowances implemented with effect from 1.1.2016.

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Arrears on Allowances including HRA and Transport Allowance is going to be rejected – Confederation

Confederation: Arrears on Allowances including HRA and Transport Allowance is going to be rejected

ARREARS ON ALLOWANCES INCLUDING HRA AND TRANSPORT ALLOWANCE IS GOING TO BE REJECTED:

Now it has become clear that the Government has constituted the Allowance Committee headed by Finance Secretary, mainly to delay the implementation of enhanced allowances and finally deny the arrears by implementing the revised allowance either from 01-01-2017 or from 01-04-2017. The four months time fixed for the Allowance Committee is already extended to six months upto 22-02-2017. Reserve Bank Governor, Dr. Urjit Patel had hinted to the media that the burden of payment of arrears during this financial year will not be there, meaning that Government may not give retrospective effect to the revised allowances. The RBI Governor, Dr. Urjit Patel made the following observations, which is published in the RBI website.

“The extension of two months given to the Ministry of Finance to receive the notification on higher allowances under the Pay Commission’s award could push its fuller effect into the next financial year rather than this financial year”.

Further, the Allowance Committee has not held any negotiation with the JCM Staff Side. It just heard the views of the staff side. The request of the JCM staff side to hold one more meeting with staff side NJCM was not favourably considered by the Finance Secretary, who is the Chairman of the Allowance Committee. No indication is given as to whether the percentage of HRA recommended by 7th CPC will be enhanced to 30%, 20% and 10%. The fate of other allowances are also the same. Unless NJCA take a firm stand and negotiate with the Government by reviving the indefinite strike, the employees will be placed in a desperate and helpless situation, if Government is allowed to unilaterally declare the HRA and other allowances, without retrospective effect from 01-01-2016, and also without much modification, thereby denying crores of rupees as arrears.

Source: http://confederationhq.blogspot.in/

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Grant of House Rent Allowances at Chandigarh rates to Central Government Employees Posted

No.2/2/2016-E.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, 3rd February, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Regarding grant of House Rent Allowances at Chandigarh rates to Central Government Employees Posted at S.A.S. Nagar Mohali.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M.No.2(37)/E.II(B)/93 dated 13.10.1993 regarding grant of House Rent Allowances (HRA) to the Central Government Employees posted within the limits of the Notified Areas of S.A.S.Nagar Mohali at par with Chandigarh.

2. References have been received from various Ministries/Departments regarding the rates of HRA admissible at S.A.S.Nagar Mohali. The matter has been considered and it has been decided with the approval of the competent authority that the special dispensation allowed to S.A.S.Nagar Mohali for grant of HRA at par with Chandigarh allowed vide the O.M. dated 13.10.1993, shall continue to be admissible further.

3. Hindi version is attached.

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(A.Bandyopadhyay)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Authority: http://finmin.nic.in/

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Grant HRA at the Rate of 30%, 20% & 10% of 7th CPC Pay – NFIR

General Budget 2017-18 – NFIR’s proposals for consideration

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, Chemlmsford Road, New Delhi – 110 055
Affiliated to:
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)

No.IV/Budget/Part III

23.01.2017

Shri Arun Jaitley,
Hon’ble Minister of Finance,
North Block, New Delhi.

Dear Sir,
Sub: General Budget 2017-18 – NFIR’s proposals for consideration

The National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR) requests the Hon’ble Finance Minister to consider its proposals listed below for inclusion in the General Budget 2017-18 to be presented in Parliament in February, 2017.

1. The Income Tax exemption limit for Central Government Employees may be raised to atleast Rupees Six Lakhs

2. The Income Tax exemption limit for senior citizens may be raised to Rs.7.5 lakhs and for those Senior Citizens above 75 years age, the exemption be allowed up to Rs.10 lakhs.

3. Transport Allowance presently paid to the Central Government Employees may be exempted from the purview of Income Tax.

4. Fixed Medical Allowance to the retired Central Government Employees may be revised to not less than Rs.2,000/- Per month.

5. Grant House Rent Allowance at the rate of 30%, 20% & 10% of 7th CPC Pay to the Central Government Employees working at Cities/Towns classified as ‘X’ ‘Y’ & ‘Z’ respectively with back date.

6. Contract Labour performing jobs of perennial nature be granted wages at par with the regular employees performing similar jobs.

7. Child Care Leave for women employees be revised upwardly.

8. Pension parity be granted all those pre 1.1.2016 Pensioners of Central Government.

Proposals – Railway Specific

9. Additional funds be allocated for augmenting Railway Training Institutes and Railway Community Halls, Recreation Clubs etc’.

10. More funds may be provided for construction of new quarters in the Railways and for maintenance of Railway colonies.

11. Training Allowance for Trainers in Railways Training Institules may be enhanced to 30% of pay in lieu of the existing 15%.

12. Separate Rest Rooms for Women Railway Employees at different locations be sanctioned to enable them to stay when they visit on railway duties.

13. Additional Road Mobile Medical Vans may be approved for providing medical treatment to the railway employees and their families living at remote places and jungle stations.

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(Dr. M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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Admissibility of HRA in case of residing in Govt Guest House / Transit Facility

Admissibility of HRA in case of residing in Govt. Guest House / Transit Facility – CGDA Orders

CONTROLLER GENERAL OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS
ULAN BATAR ROAD, PALAM, DELHI CANIT-10

No.AN/XII/18001/1/GH

To
All PCDA,CDA, PCA (FYS) Kolkata

Dated: 5th Jan 2017

Subject: Admissibility of HRA in case of residing in Govt. Guest House / Transit Facility
Reference: HQrs Office Important Circulars Xo.AX/XVIII/1/18001/GH dated 21.11.200 and AN/XIV/14153/III/HRA/CCA/Vol.-X dated 18.03.2011

Comprehensive guidelines have been issued on the subject vide HQrs Office Important Circular dated 21.11.2000, to regulate the stay of officials at Guest Houses/transit accommodations. Further, HQrs Office Circular dated 18.03.2011 clearly stipulates that those occupying Government accommodation are not eligible for HRA and that the officers staying in the Inspection Quarters/Bungalow etc. in the Headquarters of their posting will not be entitled to draw HRA for the penod during which they stay in the Inspection Quarters/Bungalow etc.

2. Despite this, HQrs office is in receipt of reference from PCDA/CDA asking for clarification on the subject matter.

3. It is therefore, reiterated that those residing in Government accommodation be it Inspection Quarter or Transit Facility or Guest House shall not be granted HRA as stipulated vide GOI, Ministry of Communications, in consultation with Ministry of Finance, vide their letter No.14-4/85-NB dated 26.11.1985. Action may be taken accordingly.

(Mustaq Ahmad)

Dy. CGDA (Admin)

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HRA should be paid @ 35, 25 and 15% of pay : Agitational Programme to be held from 05.12.2016 to 09.12.2016

Agitational Programme to be held from 05.12.2016 to 09.12.2016
“HRA should be paid @ 35, 25 and 15% of pay”

BHARATIYA PRATIRAKSHA MAZDOOR SANGH
(AN ALL INDIA FEDERATION OF DEFENCE WORKERS)
(AN INDUSTRIAL UNIT OF B.M.S.)
(RECOGNISED BY MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, GOVT. OF INDIA)

REF: BPMS/Cir/17th TC/ 11

Dated: 02.11.2016

To,
The President/General Secretary
Unions Affiliated to the Federation
& Office Bearers & Executive Committee Members
BPMS

Subject: Agitational Programme to be held from 05.12.2016 to 09.12.2016.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
It is hoped that all of you are well and busy in accelerating trade union activities. Under the banner of Government Employees National Confederation, we continuously demanded for removal of anomalies related to pay fixation, bonus, income tax, recommendations of Pay Commissions but the Governments did not pay any heed to our genuine demands and it is leading discontentment amongst the employees. Therefore, Government Employees National Confederation has decided that all the constituent Federation of GENC will observe an agitation programme throughout the country from 05.12.2016 to 09.12.2016.

Being a constituent of GENC, this federation BPMS has decided that all the affiliated unions will organize agitation programme from 05.12.2016 to 09.12.2016 like Gate Meeting, Slogan Shouting, Dharna etc. On 09.12.2016 a memorandum should be submitted to their respective Heads of the establishment addressed to Hon’ble Prime Minister of India mentioning the following demands:

1. Minimum Pay should be fixed Rs 24,000/- and fitment formula should be 3.42 in place of 2.57.

2. Under MACP Scheme, 05 financial upgradation should be granted in promotional hierarchy in the service of 30 years.

3. Annual Increment should be @ 5% in place of 3%.

4. The Benchmark ‘very good’ should be abolished for granting of promotion, financial upgradation and annual increment.

5. The Grade pay of Group ‘C’ Rs 1900/- and Rs 2000/- should be merged and upgraded to Rs 2400/-.

6. HRA should be paid @ 35, 25 and 15% of pay.

7. New Pension Scheme should be scraped.

8. FDI should be scraped in Defence and Railway.

9. Bonus should be calculated on Rs 18,000/- in place of 7,000/- because minimum pay has been enhanced from 7,000/- to 18,000/-.

10. Income tax exemption limit (tax free income) should be extended to Rs 8,00,000/-.

11. The wards of employees died in harness should be guaranteed with 100% compassionate ground appointments.

Thanking you

Sincerely yours

(M P SINGH)
General Secretary

Copy to:
1 The General Secretary BMS, New Delhi
2 Shri K.N.Sharma, I/C BPMS, Lucknow For information
3 The Secretary General, GENC, Kanpur

Source: BPMS

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Admissibility of House Rent Allowance in the event of non-acceptance or surrender of railway residential accommodation

Admissibility of House Rent Allowance in the event of non-acceptance or surrender of railway residential accommodation – reg.

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen

No.I/5(C)/Pt.I

Dated: 04/11/2016

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub : Admissibility of House Rent Allowance in the event of non-acceptance or surrender of railway residential accommodation – reg.

Ref.: (i) NFIR’s PNM item No.40/2012
(ii) NFIR’s letter No. 1/5(c )/Part I dated 22/02/2016, 25/04/2016 & 01/08/2016
(iii) Railway Board’s Letter No.E(P&A)-II/2012/FE2/4 dated 31/10/2016.

With reference to reply received vide Board’s letter dated 31/10/2016, the Federation desires to convey as follows :

(a) NFIR vide agenda item No.40/2012- last para, had demanded that condition mentioned in para 3 in Railway Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II-99/HRA-2 dated 16.03/2000 should be waived off or withdrawn.

(b) Federation also demanded that provision as mentioned in para 2 of the agenda item be made applicable to all categories of railway employees whether they belong to “Essential” or “other than Essential” categories.

It seems, the Railway Board have not examined the above issues with positive mind, taking ground reality into account with regard to availability of railway residential quarters, their condition for human occupation or otherwise. Due to total failure in maintenance of existing railway quarters on Zonal Railways, many quarters became totally outdated, unfit for occupation and overdue for demolition.

The main problem is that when the employee has vacated the quarters, he is denied HRA till the said quarter is physically occupied by another employee. This needs to be addressed.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Dr. M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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Admissibility of House Rent Allowance in the event of non-acceptance or surrender of railway residential accommodation

Railway Board circular on HRA when not accepting or surrender of Railway Residential Accommodation

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. E(P&A)-II/2012/F.E.2/4.

The General Secretary,
NFIR,
3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi – 110 055.

New Delhi, dated 31/10/2016.

Sub.: Admissibility of House Rent Allowance in the event of non-acceptance or surrender of railway residential accommodation – reg.

Ref: 1. NFIR’s letter No. 1/5(c )/Part I dated 22/02/2016.

2. NFIR’s letter No. 1/5(c )/Part I dated 25/04/2016.

I am directed to refer to your letters quoted above. The subject item (No. 40/2012) refers to admissibility of HRA in the event of non-acceptance or surrender of Railway residential accommodation. While this is governed by Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A)-II/99/HRA-2 dated 16/03/2000; the Federation vide their letter No. 1/5(c) Pt. I dated 09/04/2012 had asked for review of the clause mentioned in Board’s letter ibid that HRA will not be admissible to railway employees for whom railway accommodation is specifically earmarked or to those employees, whose occupation of railway quarters is essential for easy accessibility during emergencies and efficient discharge of their duties etc. (“essential staff”).
2. Subsequently, as recorded in the PNM meeting held on 30-31 January, 2014, it was explained to the Federation that wherever there is a house earmarked the employee cannot be allowed HRA. Federation contended that administration cannot deny HRA when earmarked quarters are not fit for occupation and wanted that a clarification be issued in the matter.

3. The item was further discussed by the Federation with the Board on 15/07/2015 and it was recorded as “As decided in the earlier meeting, a clarification after reviewing the matter is to be issued. Official Side stated that they propose to issue instructions in consultation with Civil Engineering Directorate. Federation stated that while they do not understand the need for a consultation with the Civil Engineering in this case, they requested the clarification be issued quickly. It was agreed to do so. The item to be closed thereafter” .

4. Accordingly, the matter had seen referred to Land & Amenities Dte. who confirmed that instructions were in place (issued vide RB/L&A No. 009/2011 dated 19/09/2011 to all Zonal Railway, PUs etc.) regarding dismantling of condemned/abandoned quarters, and that quarters declared condemned are not made available for allotment.

5. In line with the assurance recorded at para 3 above, letter No. E(P&A)- II/2012/F.E.2/4 dated 12/10/2015 was issued to all Zonal Railway and Production Units etc. that before allotment of Railway quarters, it should be ensured that such quarters are fit for occupation. Copy of this letter was also endorsed to the Federation.

6. It is, therefore, submitted that the letter dated 12/10/2015 referred to had already been issued by the time minutes of the discussions on the item held with NFIR on 8th and 9th October, 2015 were finalized/received and this was also explained in the meeting with NFIR in 18/01/2016. There has, therefore, been no deliberate violation of the assurance given to the Federation.

7. As, in terms of extant instructions, quarters unfit for occupation are not to be allotted, the question of allowing HRA against such allotment does not arise, in general. Any violation of the extant instructions can be taken up with the concerned field formation for appropriate remedial action.

Download Railway Board Circular No.E(P&A)-II/2012/F.E.2/4 dated 31.10.2016

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Not Revising HRA as per 7th CPC Recommendation is a big disappointment

Not Revising HRA as per 7th CPC Recommendation is a big disappointment…!

7th Pay Commission submitted its Recommendation in November 2016. House Rent Allowance is one of the very important recommendation expected by CG Employees among the most expected recommendations.

A Govt servant is spending one third of his salary for paying House Rent. Considering these expenses of CG Employees those who are living in big cities, Sixth CPC has recommended 10, 20 and 30% of the Basic pay as HRA. Accordingly, HRA has been paid for the past Eight Years and the Federation Demanded to increase this rates in 7th Pay Commission.

But the Commission in its recommendation reduced these rates to 8,16 and 24%. Though it has been justified with various reasons by 7th CPC, it disappointed the CG employees. Since CG Employees felt that only these reduced rates will be paid for next ten years, their demand to restore the old rates started gaining big support. As a result of this, all the Staff associations and Federations pressurized the Government to increase the rate of HRA and it was included in charter of 7th CPC demands.

Already the Government had wasted six months in the name of Empowered Committee to examine the 7th CPC Recommendations. Until now the report of this committee is not published.

The Cabinet gave its approval for the implementation of 7th CPC recommendations on 29th June 2016. It has been stated in that report that, a committee headed by Secretary, Finance will be Constituted to examine the Allowances and committee is given four-month time to submit its report. Till then the HRA will be paid as per Sixth CPC rates.

Meanwhile, Group of Ministers invited NJCA for a meeting to with draw the Indefinite Strike proposed to commence from 11th July, In that meeting, Increasing the percentage of HRA also discussed. The Government agreed to form a committee to examine the Allowances. It has been described as Government indirectly agreed to increase the HRA.

Implementation of 7th CPC recommendation was ensured by Gazette Notification issued on 25th July 2016. But there was no Change in the recommendation of HRA.

Till now the Central Government employees are wondering that why the Committee has been given four Months’ Time to examine the HRA. As well as the decision to continue the HRA in Sixth CPC is considered as big disappointment.

HRA plays a Major Role in pay hike. So the CG Staff feel that HRA would have been paid in Revised rates from this month onwards. Thereafter paying arrears for the Increased amount in HRA will become inevitable. Because there is no assurance that Revised rates of HRA will be given retrospective effect.

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7th Pay Commission HRA & other allowances need be revised at the earliest – Confederation

7th Pay Commission HRA & other allowances need be revised at the earliest – Confederation

Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers Karnataka State

The date of effect of allowances

Comrades,

The Central Government employees are always be cheated in respect of date of implementation of allowances especially on HRA , from past twenty years it is observed that these allowances are issued from a later date in 5th CPC case it was issued after 20 months , in case of 6th CPC it was issued after 32 months , in 7th CPC we hoped it will be issued in 7 months , but it was not the case , now it is likely to be issued only after 12 months . There by causing financial loss to the employees, the cost of living index is going up every month, but the allowances especially the HRA is not issued from the date of effect of the pay commission.

The following are the facts :

The Fifth Central Pay Commission was set up by the Government of India by Resolution No. 5(12)/E. III/93 dated 9th April, 1994. The Commission submitted on the 30th January, 1997. The revised allowances, other than dearness allowance, was effective from 1st day of August, 1997 instead of 1st January 1996.

 

The Government constituted the Sixth Central Pay Commission vide Resolution No. 5/2/2006-E.III(A) dated October 5, 2006. and Gazette Notification for implementation of 6th CPC was issued on 29th August 2008, all allowances were issued effective from 1st August 2008 instead of 1st January 2006.

In a resolution dated 28th February, 2014, Government of India has appointed the Seventh Central Pay Commission. The Gazette Notification for implementation of 7th CPC was issued on 25th July 2016 (without allowances) , all allowances are likely to be issued from 1st December 2016 instead of instead of 1st January 2016 after a committee headed by the Finance Secretary gives its report .

The present HRA and other allowances as per 6th CPC is totally insufficient, the cost of housing has gone up drastically and cost of living has gone up hence urgent need to revise the HRA and other allowances , we hope the Government to review the allowances at the earliest, so that the Central Government employees will get the enhanced allowances especially HRA from 1st July 2016 as per earlier practices.

Comradely yours

(P.S.Prasad)
General Secretary

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Status of HRA and TA in 7th CPC Salary

Status of HRA and TA in 7th CPC Salary

The Government has decided to Constitute a committee to examine the 7th CPC Allowances. We cannot assume anything about the rates of Allowances until the Committee submit its report on Allowances.

Mainly the HRA and TA are one of the Main component of Salary.

So the government employees are disheartened by the Government decision to take time to decide on these allowances.

Already it has been reported that 7th CPC will be implemented in a staggered manner.

Now it is clear that, if the 7th Pay Commission come into force with immediate effect after publication of Gazette Notification, the HRA and TA will be paid at Sixth CPC rates in pre revised Scale. It means the amount of HRA and TA paid in Sixth CPC will continue for next few months. The Central staffs will be paid all the allowances in pre revised Scale up to the Committee decides on Allowances. It will take more than four months for Government to decide on HRA and TA.

So actual increase on account of 7th pay commission implementation will be 14.29 percent over Sixth CPC Basic + 125% DA. The increase in Basic Pay only will be reflecting in 7th CPC salary .

Nobody can say that 7th CPC gives 23.45% increase in Pay and Allowance for CG employees at least for some time.

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House Rent Allowance (HRA) Calculations after implementation of 7th CPC

House Rent Allowance (HRA) Calculations after implementation of 7th CPC

 The Union Cabinet finally cleared the 7th Central Pay Commission for implementation on the 29th of July 2016. The Report which recommended a hike in salaries and pension for employees and pensioners, will be implemented from 1st January 2016. After taking into account dearness allowance at the prevailing rate, the salary, pension to all central government employees and pensioners will increase by at least 14.29 % as on January 2016, and could go up to 23 % in upper categories.

 

 The union cabinet approved the recommendations of the 7th CPC on pay and pension but proposals for allowances was deferred and announced a committee under the finance secretary. The committee will analyse the allowances to be implemented or scraped. So the allowances like HRA, TA etc. will continue at existing rates for now.

 

 Regarding the HRA at present, it is 30 % for class X cities, 20% for Y cities, and 10% for Z class cities. However, in the 7th CPC report it was recommended that the HRA should paid at the rate of 24%, 16% and 8% of the new basic pay for X, Y and Z category of cities respectively. The commission had recommended a rise in HRA when the DA crosses 50% to 27%, 18% and 9% and further increase to 30%, 20% and 10% when the DA crosses 100%.

 

 Now the allowances including HRA will be kept under the newly formed committee, there will be a huge confusion when calculating allowances including the HRA. On what basis will the HRA be calculated if the new recommendations are implemented?

 

 For example,

6th CPC Pay in the pay band Grade Pay Basic Pay HRA @30% 7th CPC Basic pay HRA @ 24%
Rs.13690 Rs.4200 Rs.17890 Rs.5367 Rs.46200 Rs.11088
Rs.10000 Rs.2000 Rs.12000 Rs.3600 Rs.30840 Rs.7464

 

Let us wait and see for the government orders regarding the calculations!!!!

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Percentage of HRA in 7th pay commission after cabinet approval

Percentage of HRA in 7th pay commission after cabinet approval

 

The Pay commission has recommended HRA should be rationalized by using the factor 0.8 which is used for rationalising the percentage based allowances. The 7th CPC recommended 24 percent, 16 percent and 8 percent of the Basic Pay for Class X, Y and Z cities respectively. The Commission 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 cabinet committee reviewed the recommendations on Allowances and they are not able to give a decision over the Allowances. Hence the Union Cabinet decided to constitute a Committee headed by Finance Secretary for further examination of the recommendations of 7th CPC on Allowances. And it is said that the Committee will complete its work in a time bound manner and submit its reports within a period of 4 months.

 

In the press release issued by government said the following

 

” The Commission examined a total of 196 existing Allowances and, by way of rationalization, recommended abolition of 51 Allowances and subsuming of 37 Allowances. Given the significant changes in the existing provisions for Allowances which may have wide ranging implications, the Cabinet decided to constitute a Committee headed by Finance Secretary for further examination of the recommendations of 7th CPC on Allowances. The Committee will complete its work in a time bound manner and submit its reports within a period of 4 months. Till a final decision, all existing Allowances will continue to be paid at the existing rates.”

 

Since the House Rent Allowance also listed among one of these 196 Allowances, the status HRA is not clear now. The existing rates of HRA is 30%, 20% and 10% for class X, Y and Z respectively. Whether these existing rates of HRA will be paid based on revised pay or pre revised pay..? It needs to be clarified when implementation of 7th pay commission is in process.

 

Source: http://www.gservants.com/

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Grant of House Rent Allowance to Railway Employees Posted to New Zones/New Divisions: Railway Board orders

Railway Board decision on House Rent Allowance – Orders Issued

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.E(P&A)II-98/HRA-6

RBE No: 20/2016
New Delhi, dated 17/02/2016

The General Manager/CAO’s
All Indian Railways & Production units.

Sub : Grant of House Rent Allowance to Railway employees posted to new Zones/new Divisions – Regarding.

Attention is invited to the instructions contained in Board’s letters of even number dated 9.3.2004, 9.8.2005, 9.8.2006, 12.12.2007, 24.10.2008, 10.12.2009 , 01.07.2013 and 24.07.2014 on the above subject.

2. The matter has been considered by the Board subsequent to issue of letter No. E(G)2009 QR 1-2 dated 20.10.2014 and it has been decided that railway employees posted to ECR and NWR may be allowed house rent allowance upto 31.12.2015 on the same terms and conditions laid down in the letter of even number dated 09.03.2004 ibid and as amended/clarified from time to time.

3. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

sd/-
(Salim Md. Ahmed)
Director/E(P&A)-II
Railway Board.

Source: NFIR

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Comparison of 7th Pay Commission and 6th CPC Pay excluding HRA

Comparison of 7th Pay Commission and 6th CPC Pay excluding HRA

Comparison of 7th Pay Commission and 6th CPC Pay excluding HRA – NFIR provides data that shows that increase in pay by way of revision pay proposed by 7th pay commission from the Level 1 to 6 is marginal and from Level 7 there is no increase

During  discussions  with the Hon’ble  MR and the Board (CRB,  FC,  MS) on 23rd December 2015, the NFIR  General Secretary  has expressed that there is all-round  unhappiness on 7th CPC recommendations as in many cases the ‘Take  Home Pay’  is either very marginal  or less than  what  is  received  by the  employee  now.

The  Federation  also  disputed  the estimated financial  implications  (Rs.28,500 crores)  and said that the estimated  expenditure  has been exaggerated.  It was also brought to the notice of the MR the retrograde recommendations  of 7th CPC,  while the case of Railway employees  of various categories  was not dealt adequately and the Railway  Ministry  has unfortunately  not apprised the inadequacies of Grades Pay and Pay Band of 6th CPC to the Chairman,  7th CPC.

Table–II  indicates  6th  CPC minimum pay in GP+  Pay Band without  HRA.

Table-II  (a)  gives 7th CPC  minimum  pay  without   HRA  (staff  in occupation   of Railway quarters are not entitled for HRA).

[A comparison  of Table-II with Table-II (a) shows minus  ‘Take  Home Pay’   for employees of Level- I  to Level-6 of Pay Matrix and equally  marginal  increase to those  in Level-7,  8 & 9 of Pay Matrix. Again  in Level- 10 the ‘Take  Home  Pay’  will be less than the present amount. Overall position  will be either “minus” or “marginal increase”.  The Income Tax deduction would further worsen.]

TABLE- II          VI th CPC pay at the minimum of the Pay bands without HRA as on 01/01/2016

Pay Band

GP

PAY

DA

HRA

TR/ALL

GROSS

PF

PTAX

CGIS

DED

NET

PB-I

5200-20200

1800

7000

8750

0

1350

17100

840

150

30

1020

16080

PB-I

5200-20200

1900

7730

9663

0

1350

20643

928

200

30

1158

19485

PB-1

5200-20200

2000

8460

10575

0

3600

24635

1015

200

30

1245

23390

PB-I

5200-20200

2400

9910

12388

0

3600

28298

1189

200

30

1419

26878

PB-I

5200-20200

2800

11360

14200

0

3600

31960

1363

200

30

1593

30367

PB-11

9300-34800

4200

13500

16875

0

3600

33975

1620

,200

30

1850

32125

PB-Il

9300-34800

.   4600

17140

21425

0

3600

42165

2057

200

30

2287

39878

PB-Il

9300-34800

4800

18150

22688

0

3600

44438

2178

200

60

2438

42000

PB-Il

9300-34800

5400

20280

25350

0

7200

52830

2434

200

60

2694

50136

PB-Ill

15600-39100

5400

21000

26250

0

7200

54450

2520

200

120

2840

51610

PB-I11

15600-39100

6600

25350

31688

0

7200

64238

3042

200

120

3362

60876

PB-111

15600-39100

7600

29500

36875

0

7200

73575

3540

200

120

3860

69715

TABLE-II (a)VII th CPC pay at the minimum of the level without HRA as on 01/01/2016

LEVEL

PAY

DA

HRA

TR/ALL

GROSS

PF

PTAX

CGIS

DED

NET

GROSS DIFF

NET DIFF

1

18000

0

0

1350

19350

2160

200

1500

3860

15490

2250

-590

2

19900

0

0

1350

21250

2388

200

1500

4088

17162

608

-2323

3

21700

0

0

3600

25300

2604

200

1500

4304

20996

665

-2394

4

25500

0

0

3600

29100

3060

200

1500

4760

24340

803

-2538

5

29200

0

0

3600

32800

3504

200

1500

5204

27596

840

-2771

6

35400

0

0

3600

39000

4248

200

2500

6948

32052

5025

-73

7

44900

0

0

3600

48500

5388

200

2500

8088

40412

6335

534

8

47600

0

0

3600

51200

5712

200

2500

8412

42788

6763

789

9

53100

0

0

7200

60300

6372

200

2500

9072

51228

7470

1092

10

56100

0

0

7200

63300

6732

200

5000

11932

51368

8850

-242

11

67700 –

0

0

7200

74900

8124

200

5000

13324

61576

10663

700

12

78800

0

0

7200

–86000

9456

200

5000

14656

71344

12425

1629

Source: NFIR

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Re-classification of cities/towns – Grant of House Rent Allowance to Railway Employees

Re-classification of cities/towns on the basis of 2011 Census grant of House Rent Allowance to Railway Employees
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
RBE No.116/2015

No. E(P&A) II-2015/HRA-7

New Delhi, dated 24-09-2015

The General Managers/CAOs,
All Indian Railways & Prod. Units etc.

Sub: Re-classification of cities/towns on the basis of 2011 Census grant of House Rent Allowance to Railway Employees.

******

Attention is invited to Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2008/HRA-10 dated 12-09-2008 relating to grant of House Rent Allowance (HRA) to Railway employees on the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission whereby a list of cities/towns classified as ‘X’, ‘Y’ and ‘Z’ for the purpose of grant of HRA was enclosed as Annexure. The matter relating to re-classification of cities/towns on the basis of Census-2011 for the purpose of grant of HRA to Central Government employees has been considered by the Government.
2. The President is pleased to decide that in supersession of all the existing orders relating to classification of cities/towns for the purposes of grant of HRA to Railway employees, cities/towns shall now be re-classified as ‘X’, ‘Y’ and ‘Z’ for the purpose of HRA as enumerated in the Annexure to these orders
3. Consequent upon implementation of the recommendations of the 5th Central Pay Commission, certain cities/towns were placed in a lower classification as compared to their existing classification for CCA/HRA purpose, vide Board’s letter No.PC-V/97/I/7/13 dated 16.10.1997. However, these cities/towns were allowed to retain their existing higher classification, vide para 3 thereof; and further extended vide Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II-2004/HRA-16 dated 17.05.2005 & Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2008/HRA-10 dated 20.03.2009. As other cities/towns to which protection of retaining earlier higher classification was allowed, got upgraded during the intervening period, as on date only two cities i.e. Ajmer in Rajasthan and Durgapur in West Bengal were retaining such protection. Consequent upon upgradation of these two cities also on the basis of their population as per Census-2011, provisions contained in Para 3, of vide Board’s letter No. PC-V/97/I/7/13 dated 16.10.1997 which were allowed to further continue vide Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2004/HRA-16 dated 17.05.2005 & Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2008/HRA-10 dated 20.03.2009 stand withdrawn/ discontinued
4. Special orders allowing continuance of HRA (a) at Delhi (“X” class city) rates to Railway employees posted at Faridabad, Ghaziabad, NOIDA, Gurgaon and (b) at Jalandhar (“Y” class city) rates to Jalandhar Cantt. and (c) at “Y” class city rates to Shillong, Goa, Port Blair vide Board’s letter No.E(P&A)Il-2008/HRA-10 dated 12.09.2008 and (d) continuance of HRA at par with Chandigarh (“Y” class city) to Panchkula vide Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II-2008/HRA-10 dated 16.05.2011, shall continue to be applicable till the recommendations of 7th CPC are considered by the Government
5. These orders shall be effective from 01.04.2015
6. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

 

( Salim Md. Ahmad )
Deputy Director/E(P&A)II,
Railway Board.

 

ANNEXURE

To Board’s letter no.E(P&A)II-2015/HRA-7 dt.24.09.2015

LIST OF CITIES/TOWNS CLASSIFIED FOR GRANT OF
HOUSE RENT ALLOWANCE TO RAILWAY EMPLOYEES

 

SI.No STATES/UNION TERRITORIS CITIES CLASSIFIED
AS “X”
CITIES CLASSFIED
AS “Y”
1 ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS
2 ANDHRA PRADESH/TELANGANA Hyderabad (UA) Vijayawada (UV), Warangal (UA), Greater Visakhapatnam (M.Corpn.), Guntur (UA), Nellore (UA)
3 ARUNACHAL PRADESH
4 ASSAM Guwahati (UA)
5 BIHAR Patna (UA)
6 CHANDIGARH Chandigarh (UA)
7 CHATTISGARH Durg-Bhilai Nagar (UA), Raipur (UA)
8 DADRA & NAGARHAVELI
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.) Gurgaon*(UA)
14 HIMACHALPRADESH
15 JAMMU & KASHMIR Srinagar (UA), Jammu(UA)
16 JHARKHAND Jamshedpur (UA), Dhanbad (UA), Ranchi (UA), Bokaro Steel City (UA).
17 KARNATAKA Bangalore/Bengaluru (UA) Belgaum (UA), Hubli-Dharwad (M.Corpn.),Mangalore (UA), Mysore (UA), Gulbarga (UA)
18 KERALA Kozhikoda (UA), Kochi (UA), Thiruvanathapuram (UA), Thrissur (UA), Malappuram (UA), Kannur (UA), Kollam (UA)
19 LAKSHADWEEP
20 MADHYAPRADESH Gwalior (UA), Indore(UA), Bhopal (UA), Jabaipur (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.) Kolhapur (UA), Vasaivirar city  (M.Corpn.), Malegaon (UA), Nandad-Waghala (M.Corpn.), Sangli (UA).
22 MANIPUR
23 MEGHALAYA
24 MIZORAM
25 NAGALAND
26 ODISH Cuttack (UA), Bhubaneswar (UA), Raurkela (UA),
27 PUDUCHERRY (PONDICHERRY) Puducherry/Pondicherry (UA)
28 PUNJAB Amritsar (UA), Jalandhar (UA), Ludhiana (M.Coprn).
29 RAJASTHAN Bikaner (M.Corpn.), Jaipur (M.Corpn.) Jodhpur (UA), Kota (M.corpn.), Ajmer (UA)
30 SIKKAM
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), Barcilly (UA), Lucknow (UA), Kanpur (UA), Allahabad (UA), Gorakhpur (UA), Varanasi (UA), Saharanpur (M.Corpn.), Noida* (CT), Firozabad (NPP), Jhansi (UA),


Source: http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/uploads/directorate/establishment/E(P%26A)/2015/Houserentallow.pdf

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Grant of 30% House Rent Allowance to employees working Umdanagar, Medchal and Gundlapochampally

Grant of 30% HRA to staff working Umdanagar, Medchal and Gundlapochampally on par with the staff working in GHMC limits.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. E(P&A)II-2012/HRA-1

New Delhi, dated 18.9.2015.

The General Manager (P),
South-Central Railway,
Secunderabad

Sub:- Grant of 30% HRA to staff working Umdanagar, Medchal and Gundlapochampally on par with the staff working in GHMC limits.

 

Please refer to your office letter No. SCR/P-HQ/Ruling/O/811/HRA dated 29.06.15 on the above noted subject.

As per the dependency certificates dated 23.6.2015 issued by the District Collector of Ranga Reddy District, Umdanagar, Medchal & Gundlapochampally in Andhra Pradesh fulfill all the conditions prescribed in Para 2 of Board’s letter No.PC-65/HRA-1/3 dated 22-7-1965, as amended from time to time. The President is, therefore, pleased to decide that Railway employees posted at Umdanagar, Medchal and gundlapochampally, in Andhra Pradesh may be paid House Rent Allowance at the rates applicable to those posted with the classified city of Hyderabad (UA) [‘X’ class city] subject to fulfillment of the conditions laid down for grant of House Rent Allowance.

2. These orders will be valid from 01.06.2015 (a) for a period of 3 yrs i.e. upto 31.05.2018 or, (b) till the conditions prescribed in Para 2 of Board’s letter 22-7-1965, referred to above continue to be fulfilled in respect of Umdangar (ii) Medchal & (iii) Gundlapochampally or (c) until issue of any further orders in this regard by the Ministry of Railways, whichever is earliest.

3. The period at (a) of Para 2 above may, however, be extended after obtaining a fresh Dependency Certificate as prescribed in clause (ii) of Para 2 of Board’s letter dated 22-07-1965, as amended from time to time and in accordance with the provisions of Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-85/HRA-12 dated 11-3-1986.

4. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

sd/-
(Salim Md. Ahmed)
Dy. Director, Estt.(P&A)II
Railway Board

Source: NFIR

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