Subject: Decision of the Government on the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission relating to re-classification of cities/towns for grant of House Rent Allowance (HRA) to Railway employees.
Attention is invited to para 6 of Board’s letter of even number dated 12.9.2008 on the above mentioned subject, vide which the special dispensation for grant of HRA has been allowed to continue to (i) Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Noida & Gurgaon at “X” class city rates and (ii) Jalandhar Cantt. Shillong, Goa & Port Blair at “Y” class city rates and to state that the special dispensation allowed to Panchkula for grant of HRA at par with Chandigarh vide Board’s letter No. E(P&A)ll-2003/HRA-6 dated 19.8.2003, shall also continue.
2. In this context, it is also clarified that any other similar special dispensation allowed by the Railway Board in the past in respect of other cities or grant of HRA at higher rates and not specifically mentioned in Board’s letter of even no. dated 12.9.2008. shall continue to apply, if the same has not been superceded/dispensed with or the existing classification of such city has not been revised to higher classification on account of the population criteria, vide Board’s letter of even no.dated 12.9.2008.
3. These orders shall be effective from lst.September, 2008.
4. All other conditions governing grant of HRA under existing orders shall continue to apply.
5. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Raiways