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Higher House Rent Allowance to Bank Employees on Re-classification of Cities

Higher House Rent Allowance to Bank Employees on the basis of Reclassification of Cities for the purpose of HRA as per 2011 Census

AIBEA Circular

Date : 6th July, 2015

Dear Comrades,

HOUSE RENT ALLOWANCE AS PER 2011 CENSUS

Recently Govt. of India has issued the Gazette notification for the Census as of 2011.  It is the 15th Census in India beginning from 1872 and 7th since our independence.

Some data from the Census:

  • Population as per this Census in 2011: 121,01,93,422
  • Rank: No. 2 with 17.5% of world population ( 1st is China: 19%)
  • No. of Districts: 640
  • Most populace State : UP
  • Least populous State: Sikkim
  • Most populated metro : Mumbai : 1,84,14,288
  • Most Literate State : Kerala ( 94 %)
  • Least Literate State : Bihar  ( 64 %)
  • Sex Ratio :  940 Female : 1000 Male
  • Literacy of Male :    82.14 %
  • Literacy of Female : 65.46 %
  • Highest populace District: Thane, Mumbai
  • 100 % Literacy District : Palakkad, Kerala
  • 100 % Banking State : Kerala
  • 100 % Banking District : Palakkad
  • Increase in population from last census in 2001 to 2011: 18.1 crore

Some disturbing facts:

  • Total household: 24.39 cr; Rural households accounted for 17.91 cr (73%)
  • 30 % of Indian rural households doesn’t have land and depend on casual labor for subsistence.
  • As many as 2.37 crore (one in eight) families in villages live in houses of one room with ‘kaccha’ walls and roof.
  • 23.52 % rural families have no literate adult above 25 years
  • 74 % of the rural households survived on a monthly income of less than Rs 5,000 of its highest earner
  • 51 % of the households are engaged in casual, manual labour and 30 % in cultivation.
  • 7 in 10 homes in rural live on less than Rs 200 a day
  • 18.06 lakh people are still engaged in manual scavenging
  • Households with destitutes or those living on alms is over 6.68 lakh
  • As many as 4.08 lakh households rely on rag-picking.

Higher HRA for bank employees:  Employees in the below-mentioned upgraded centres would get the revised/higher HRA rates and receive the arrears from 2011.

45 lacs and aboveHRA will be paid at 10% Surat, Pune
12 to 45 lacsHRA will be paid at 9% Asansol, Vijayawada, Rajkot, Faridabad, Srinagar, Jamshedpur, Kannur, Trivandrum, Mallapuram, Thrissur, Kozhikode, Jabalpur, Vasai-Virar, Nasik, Allahabad, Meerut, Ghaziabad,
5 to 12 lacsHRA will be paid at 7.5% Nellore, Kollam, Gulbarga, Ujain, Nanded Waghala, Malegaon, Sangli, Rourkela, Erode, Saharanpur, Noida, Firozabad, Jhansi, Siliguri, Durgapur.

In addition, in various towns and cities, number of small places in the outskirts have been brought as part of the bigger town/city/UA and such places would also attract the higher HRA of the concerned town/city/Urban Agglomeration.

Source: AIBEA

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