7th Pay Commission latest news today: From August 1, BIG decision implemented for these state government employees
7th Pay Commission latest news today: In a bid to provide relief to its employees, the Haryana Government has decided to provide house rent allowance (HRA) to its employees as recommended by the panel report.
7th Pay Commission latest news today: In a bid to provide relief to its employees, the Haryana Government has decided to provide house rent allowance (HRA) to its employees as recommended by the panel report. From August 1, Haryana state government employees will get the HRA as per the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. This decision of the Haryana government has brought joy to around 3.5 lakh state government employees as from August 1, they will get an increased HRA. This decision would put an extra Rs 1,920 crore in the hands of the state government employees.
Speaking about the benefits of the state government employees after the government's decision to sync state government HRA with the 7th Pay Commission's recommendations, Haryana Finance Minister Captain Abhimanyu said that as per the population of the category of the city, state government employees will get 8 per cent, 16 per cent and 24 per cent HRA of their basic salary. He said that the Haryana Government has fixed the minimum HRA under 7th Pay Commission as well. Captain Abhimanyu also mentioned that the population of the city would be decided as per the 2011 census.
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In this changed HRA under the 7th Pay Commission norms, Haryana government employees would get around Rs 1,900 to Rs 6,000 additional increment in their salary.
Under 7th Pay Commission HRA norms, Haryana cities with a population of 50 lakh and above are in X category. State employees working in such cities would get 24 per cent HRA of their basic salary and their minimum fixed HRA would be Rs 5,400. Similarly, cities with population between 5 lakh to 50 lakh have been put in Y category and state government employees working in such cities would get 16 per cent of their basic salary as HRA and their mim=nimum fixed HRA is Rs 3,600. Tricity Panchkula, Chandigarh and Mohali have been put in one unit and they have been put in Y zone category.
The third and final category is Z category. In this category, the population of the city below 5 lakh has been put in. State government employees posted in these cities would be given 8 per cent HRA where minimum HRA has been fixed at Rs 1,800 per month.
However, All Employees Union state general secretary Subhash Lamba has said that 7th Pay Commission HRA should have been implemented from 1st of January 2016 instead of 1st of August 2019. The state government's decision to implement 7th Pay Commission HRA from 1st of August 2019, would lead to a loss to the tune of around Rs 43-month arrears to the state government employees.
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