7th Pay Commission – Additional HRA Applicable in These States

7th Pay Commission – Additional HRA Applicable in These States

Following the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission, additional HRA for civilian employees of the Central government has been announced. The government said in an order that this would take effect from July 1 2017.

Two weeks back the Union Cabinet had cleared the recommendations of the Pay Panel. Two days later the recommendations were notified in the Gazette of India.

Additional HRA for these states

The states being covered under additional HRA are the North Eastern Region, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Islands and Ladakh.

Consequent upon revision of the rates of HRA granted to the Central Government employees on implementation of the recommendations of the pay panel, additional HRA shall be granted to the civilian employees of the Central Government posted to States of North Eastern Region, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Islands and Ladakh, who leave their families behind at “their old duty station at revised rates, the government said.

Not applicable to

These orders, will not be applicable to such employees who were transferred out, of North Eastern Region, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep Islands and Ladakh before 1 7.2017. These orders shall take effect from 1st July, 2017.

Applicable to

These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates and the expenditure will be chargeable to the relevant head of the Defence Services Estimates.

Separate orders to be issued

In regard to Armed Forces personnel and Railway employees, Separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively. In so far as the employees working in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are issued with the concurrence of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

Source: OI

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