Monday, August 25, 2008

House Rent Allowance - Sixth Central Pay Commission

House Rent Allowance (HRA) - Sixth Central Pay Commission Report

  • The existing population criterion for classifying towns and cities for purposes of HRA is being retained but population in the urban agglomeration should be taken into account for classifying a city for purposes of HRA.
  • HRA in A-1 cities be paid at the rate of 30% of the total of revised pay in the running pay band and grade pay thereon.
  • The Commission recommended merger of C Class Cities (having population of 50,000 to 5 lakh) with `Unclassified Towns' (having population of less than 50,000).
  • Erstwhile A, B-1 and B-2 categories are being merged.
The following are the revised rates of House Rent Allowance from Sixth Pay Commission Report: