The Department of Expenditure (Ministry of Finance) has already notified that Saharanpur city (within its Municipal limits) shall stand re-classified as “Y” class city for the purpose of grant of House Rent Allowance to the Central Government employees posted there. These orders shall be effective from 1st June, 2011. This Notification was issued by Ministry of Finance, consequent to the Government of Uttar Pradesh Notification No.2176/9-7-09-53J/1998 dated 01.10.2009 which reconstituted the area of Saharanpur (M.B.) by adding certain areas within its Municipal limits and renamed it as Saharanpur Municipal Corporation.
Now, the Ministry of Railways, has also decided to classify "Saharanpur" as Y Class city for the purpose of HRA to railway employees working there.
Text of OM No. E(P&A)II-2011/HRA-4 dated 14.09.2011 is reproduced below :
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
New Delhi, dated 14.09.2011
Sub :- Re-classification of Saharanpur as 'Y' class city for the purpose of house Rent Allowance-regarding.
Attention is invited to Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II/12004/HRA-l6 dated 28.1.2005 and letter of even number dated 12.9.2008 regarding re-classification of cities/towns on the basis of 2001 Census for the purpose of grant of House Rent Allowance (HRA) to Railway employees. The Government of Uttar Pradesh vide their Notification No. 2176/9-7-0953J/1998 dated 01.10.2009 reconstituted the area of Saharanpur (M.B.) by adding certain areas within its Municipal Corporation and re-named as Saharanpur Municipal Corporation, which resulted in an increase in population of Saharanpur Municipal Corporation’ to qualify it for classifications as 'Y' class city for the purpose of house Rent Allowance to the Central Government employees.
2. The President is accordingly, pleased to decide that Saharanpur city (within its Municipal limits) shall stand reclassified as ‘Y’ class city for the purpose of grant of house Rent Allowance to the Railway employees posted there.
3. These orders shall be effective from 1 June, 2011.
4. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.
(Salim Md. Ahmed)