7th Pay Commission – Assam Govt to Implement HRA as per 7th CPC
Assam state has finally agreed to implement the recommendations of the Pay Anomaly Committee, which will eventually result in providing various benefits to these state government employees.
The major benefit on House rent allowance (HRA) will see the state government employees posted in Guwahati get HRA at the rate of 10 per cent of their pay, Employees posted in the district and sub-divisional headquarters and others will get HRA at the rate of 8 per cent and 7 per cent of their pay.
“The state government has agreed to pay the revised rate of HRA as recommended by the Pay Anomaly Committee.”said Himanta Biswa Sarma, the state Finance minister.
The government has also accepted other recommendations of the committee linked to 7th pay commission regarding the payment of hill area allowance to the employees posted in Assam House in Shillong and special teaching allowance to the teachers of Deaf and Dumb School.
“Trained graduate teachers of lower primary, junior basic and pre-primary schools will get a grade pay of Rs 7,400 while untrained graduate teachers and trained undergraduate teachers of these schools will get grade pay of Rs 6,800 and untrained undergraduate teachers will get grade pay of Rs 6,200.”, said Sarma.
Trained graduate teachers of middle English, middle vernacular, senior basic schools will get a 7th pay commission grade pay of Rs 8,700, untrained graduate teachers and trained undergraduate teachers of these schools will get a grade pay of Rs 6,800, while the untrained undergraduate teachers will get a grade pay of Rs 6,200.
Adding further, Sarma said, “Graduate teachers of high school and higher secondary schools will get a special allowance of Rs 300.”