Central Government Employees House Rent Allowance (HRA) Will Rise in July 2020?
Will the HRA rise for Central government employees in July 2020?
The central government released the following Order On 23rd April 2020
Directed to say that in view of the crisis arising out of COVID-19, it has been decided that additional installment of Dearness Allowance payable to central government employees and Dearness relief to central government pensioners, due from 1st April 2020 shall not be paid. The additional installments of Dearness Allowance and dearness relief due from 1st July 2020 and 1st January 2021 shall also not be paid.
The impact of this order leads unhappy among Central government employees. Coming July, Government Employees are expecting two important things:
- Annual Increment
- Increase the rate of HRA
Chances to Increase in HRA rate?
Union Ministry released an order regarding House rent allowance on 7th July 2017. In that, they suggested 24%,16%,8% for X, Y, Z category of cities respectively. Therefore the Government decided that HRA shall not be less than Rs 5400, Rs 3600 and Rs 1800 for X, Y and Z category of cities respectively. In addition, the rates of HRA will be revised upwards to 27%, 18% and 9% for X, Y, Z category of cities respectively, when DA crosses 25% and further revised to 30%, 20% & 10% when DA crosses 50%.
Click to view the order – HRA July 2017
The Dearness Allowance rate is 23.92 at present(April). If AICPIN for the month of MAY and JUNE increased by 3 points continuously, DA may also increase above 25%. In this regard, Central government employees believe that HRA will be revised upwards to 27%, 18% and 9% for X, Y, Z category of cities.
Finance Ministry Orders on 7th CPC Allowances July 2017
1. Discontinuance of Family Planning Allowance for adoption of small family norms- recommendation of the 7th Central Pay Commission – Read more
2. Revision of rates of Non-Practicing Allowance (NPA) in respect of Veterinary posts on the recommendations of the basis of the 7th Central Pay Commission – Read more
3. Revision of rates of Non-Practicing Allowance (NPA) in respect of medical posts other than the posts included in the Central Health Services – recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission – Read more
4. Implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission relating to grant of Transport Allowance to Central Government employees – Read more
5. Implementation of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission relating to grant of House Rent Allowance (HRA) to Central Government employees – Read more
6. Press Release – The Central Government’s decision on recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission on Allowances – Read more
7. 7th Central Pay Commission – Resolution on Allowances – Read more