In some massive news for these state government employees, it has been announced that new house rent allowance (HRA) rules will be applicable on them. In short, they will get much more money than before in this allowance. Haryana Government on Tuesday issued orders to implement the modified HRA with effect from August 1, 2019, for eligible employees according to the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission,revealed an official note. Finance Minister Capt Abhimanyu said that the state government has issued these orders under the compliance of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar’s announcement.
According to the census of 2011, the state government employees posted in various cities and towns will be given a revised HRA. Cities with more than 50 lakh population are covered in the X category and the employees posted in such cities will get 24% or minimum Rs 5,400 in the form of HRA.
Whereas, cities with less than 5 lakh to 50 lakh population have been covered in the Y category and the employees posted in such cities will get 16% or minimum Rs 3,600 as HRA. While the Z category cities with less than 5 lakh population, will get 8% or minimum rent allowance of Rs 1,800.
The revised 7th pay commission linked HRA will be payable under the provisions of the Haryana Civil Services (Allowance for Government employees) Rules, 2016.
Tri-city Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali would be considered as a unit and has been kept in the Y category.