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HRA in 7th pay commission after cabinet approval: Existing Rate or Amount

The Pay commission has recommended HRA should be rationalized by using the factor 0.8 which is used for rationalising the percentage based allowances. The 7th CPC recommended 24 percent, 16 percent and 8 percent of the Basic Pay for Class X, Y and Z cities respectively. The Commission also recommended that the rate of HRA will be revised to 27 percent, 18 percent and 9 percent when DA crosses 50 percent, and further revised to 30 percent, 20 percent and 10 percent when DA crosses 100 percent [ See the7th CPC recommendation on HRA]The cabinet committee reviewed the recommendations on Allowances and they are not able to give a decision over the Allowances. Hence the Union Cabinet  decided to constitute a Committee headed by Finance Secretary for further examination of the recommendations of 7th CPC on Allowances. And it is said that the Committee will complete its work in a time bound manner and submit its reports within a period of 4 months.

In the press release issued by government sai…

7th CPC and beyond

7 th CPC & beyond Both the options recommended by the 7th Commission as regards pension revision vide their para 10.1.67 have been accepted subject to feasibility of their implementation. Option 2 is to be implemented immediately.
In case option one is finally accepted for which ‘Bharat Pensioners Samaj’ is fighting tooth & nail, the pensioner will have the option to choose whichever is more beneficial to him/her
The objection of DOPW &MOD against option 1 is that records may not be available to implement. It is a very poor & illogical argument to deprive pensioners of their legitimate right. Service record of an employee is permanent in nature & cannot be destroyed without specific permission under specific circumstances. In case for any reason if anyone’s service record is missing it can always be reconstructed with the help of PPO, various other records with the departments & with the employee/pensioner. In 100% cases PPOs are available, in 95% cases all other r…