As per a report published by Jagran.com last week, the Finance Ministry has already initiated planning on increasing the HRA of central government employees, a move that is expected to benefit more than 11.56 lakh employees working with Indian Railways.
It may be recalled that the Indian Railway Technical Supervisors Association and National Federation of Railwaymen have been demanding to implement HRA from January 1, 2021 based on 7th pay commission’s recommendation. After increasing the house rent allowance, there will be a bumper increase in the salary.
House Rent Allowance (HRA) calculation based on 7th pay commission
HRA is paid @24%, 16% & 8% for X, Y & Z cities respectively. HRA not to be less than Rs 5400, Rs 3600 and 1800 for X, Y and Z cities, calculated @30 percent, 20 percent and 10 percent of minimum pay of Rs 18,000.
The 7th CPC had also recommended revision of HRA when DA reaches 50% & 100%, Govt decided to revise rates when DA crosses 25% and 50% respectively.