Additional House Rent Allowance at Old Duty Station from 1st July 2017

HRA at the rate which was paid when the employee was serving prior to his / her posting in these specified places

Additional House Rent Allowance at Old Duty Station from 1st July 2017 for Central Government Employees posted in North Eastern States, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Islands and Ladakh

After implemenation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations, Central Government Employees are entitled to House Rent Allowance with effect from 1st July 2017, at the rate of 24%, 16%, and 8% when posted in places classified as X, Y, and Z Cities respectively.

In the normal circumstances, while Central Government Employees are posted to a new place for which HRA is payable at the reduced rate than the present place of posting, House Rent Allowance will be reduced to that extent from the date of posting to the new place.

Now, Ministry of Finance has issued a Office Memorandum which states that Additional HRA to Central Government Employees serving in the States of North Eastern Region, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Islands and Ladakh at old duty station with effect from 01.07,2017.

The Full Text of this Office Memorandum dated 14.08.2018 is as follows

No. 28/1 /2017-E.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, dated the 14th August, 2018.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject.– Grant of additional HRA to the civilian employees of the Central Government serving in the States of North Eastern Region, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Islands and Ladakh.

Consequent upon revision of rates of House Rent Allowance (HRA)/additional HRA w.e.f.01.07.2017 vide this Department’s C.M. No. 2/5/2017-E.10) dated 07/07/2017 and O.M. of even number dated 19.07.2017 respectively, it has been decided to grant additional HRA at old duty station w.e.f. 01.07,2017 to all those Central Government civilian employees who have been transferred to North Eastern Region, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Islands and Ladakh, prior to 01.07.2017 or after 01.07.2017 and continue to remain posted there after 01.07.2017, as under:-

(I)     In case of civilian employees of Central Government transferred to and posted from a date

prior to 01.07.2017 who leave their families behind at the old duty station, the HRA of the old duty station will be calculated on the revised pay drawn on 0107.2017 with the percentage rates of HRA effective on 01.07.2017 as per O.M. No. 215/2017-E.11(13) dated 07/07/2017_

(ii)     In case of civilian employees of Central Government transferred to and posted from a date on

or after 01.07.2017 who leave their families behind at the old duty station, the HRA of the old duty station will be calculated on the revised pay drawn on the date of transfer with the percentage rates of HRA effective on the date of transfer.

  1. This is issued with the approval of Secretary (Expenditure).

(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Read / Download Office Memorandum No. 28/1 /2017-E.II(B) dated 14.08.2018

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