7th Pay Commission Latest News: In the notification of DoPT, it was mentioned that when DA crosses the 25 percent mark, then HRA will also be revised itself.
7th Pay Commission latest news: Dearness allowance of Central government employees is 28 percent. After increasing Dearness Allowance (DA Hike), other allowances have also increased. The maximum benefit is found in House Rent Allowance (HRA). HRA was also revised as dearness allowance crossed 25 per cent. The government had increased the Dearness Allowance in July, after that the House Rent Allowance has also been auto revised. With the increase of this allowance, the salary of the employees has increased by Rs.
Benefits of HRA Allowance
According to DoPT, revision in House Rent Allowance (HRA) for central employees has been done on the basis of dearness allowance. All employees are getting the benefit of increased HRA. According to the category of the city, the HRA has become 27 percent, 18 percent and 9 percent. This increase is also applicable with DA from July 1, 2021.
How much will be the House Rent Allowance?
The category of House Rent Allowance (HRA) is according to the X, Y and Z class cities. Central employees who fall in the X category will now get more than Rs 5400 per month HRA. After this, Rs 3600 per month for Y class and Rs 1800 per month for Z class.
How will HRA be calculated?
According to the 7th Pay Matrix, the maximum basic salary of central employees is Rs 56,000 per month, then how much HRA will be made at the rate of 27 percent, it can be understood by simple calculation.
HRA = Rs 56000 x 27/100 = Rs 15120 per month
First HRA = Rs 56000 x 24/100 = Rs 13440 per month
Employees in the maximum salary bracket have increased by Rs 1630 per month. In such a situation, his salary has increased by Rs 20160 on an annual basis.
How much HRA was received till now
When the 7th Pay Commission came into force, the HRA was reduced from 30, 20 and 10 per cent to 24, 18 and 9 per cent. Also it had made 3 categories X, Y and Z. During that time DA was reduced to zero. At that time itself, it was mentioned in the notification of DoPT that when the DA crosses the 25 percent mark, then the HRA will also be revised itself.
What is the category X, Y and Z in HRA?
Cities with a population of more than 50 lakhs come in the X category. Central employees posted in these cities will get 27% HRA. At the same time, it will be 18 percent in Y category cities and 9 percent in Z category.