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Re-classification of cities/towns on the basis of 2011 Census grant of House Rent Allowance to Railway Employees

Re-classification of cities/towns on the basis of 2011 Census grant of House Rent Allowance to Railway Employees

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS 
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No.116/2015

No. E(P&A) II-2015/HRA-7

New Delhi, dated 24-09-2015

The General Managers/CAOs,
All Indian Railways & Prod. Units etc.

Sub: Re-classification of cities/towns on the basis of 2011 Census grant of House Rent Allowance to Railway Employees.

Attention is invited to Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2008/HRA-10 dated 12-09-2008 relating to grant of House Rent Allowance (HRA) to Railway employees on the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission whereby a list of cities/towns classified as ‘X’, ‘Y’ and ‘Z’ for the purpose of grant of HRA was enclosed as Annexure. The matter relating to re-classification of cities/towns on the basis of Census-2011 for the purpose of grant of HRA to Central Government employees has been considered by the Government.

2. The President is pleased to decide that in supersession of all the existing orders relating to classification of cities/towns for the purposes of grant of HRA to Railway employees, cities/towns shall now be re-classified as ‘X’, ‘Y’ and ‘Z’ for the purpose of HRA as enumerated in the Annexure to these orders.


3.  Consequent upon implementation of the recommendations of the 5th Central Pay Commission, certain cities/towns were placed in a lower classification as compared to their existing classification for CCA/HRA purpose, vide Board’s letter No.PC-V/97/I/7/13 dated 16.10.1997. However, these cities/towns were allowed to retain their existing higher classification, vide para 3 thereof; and further extended vide Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II-2004/HRA-16 dated 17.05.2005 & Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2008/HRA-10 dated 20.03.2009. As other cities/towns to which protection of retaining earlier higher classification was allowed, got upgraded during the intervening period, as on date only two cities i.e. Ajmer in Rajasthan and Durgapur in West Bengal were retaining such protection. Consequent upon upgradation of these two cities also on the basis of their population as per Census-2011, provisions contained in Para 3, of vide Board’s letter No. PC-V/97/I/7/13 dated 16.10.1997 which were allowed to further continue vide Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2004/HRA-16 dated 17.05.2005 & Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2008/HRA-10 dated 20.03.2009 stand withdrawn/ discontinued.

4. Special orders allowing continuance of HRA (a) at Delhi (“X” class city) rates to Railway employees posted at Faridabad, Ghaziabad, NOIDA, Gurgaon and (b) at Jalandhar (“Y” class city) rates to Jalandhar Cantt. and (c) at “Y” class city rates to Shillong, Goa, Port Blair vide Board’s letter No.E(P&A)Il-2008/HRA-10 dated 12.09.2008 and (d) continuance of HRA at par with Chandigarh (“Y” class city) to Panchkula vide Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II-2008/HRA-10 dated 16.05.2011, shall continue to be applicable till the recommendations of 7th CPC are considered by the Government.

5. These orders shall be effective from 01.04.2015.

6. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

Sd/-
( Salim Md. Ahmad ) 
Deputy Director/E(P&A)II, 
Railway Board.

ANNEXURE

To Board’s letter no.E(P&A)II-2015/HRA-7 dt.24.09.2015

LIST OF CITIES/TOWNS CLASSIFIED FOR GRANT OF HOUSE RENT ALLOWANCE TO RAILWAY EMPLOYEES

SI.No
STATES/UNION TERRITORIS
CITIES CLASSIFIED
AS “X”
CITIES CLASSFIED
AS “Y”
1
ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS


2
ANDHRA PRADESH/TELANGANA
Hyderabad (UA)
Vijayawada (UV), Warangal (UA), Greater Visakhapatnam (M.Corpn.), Guntur (UA), Nellore (UA)
3
ARUNACHAL PRADESH


4
ASSAM

Guwahati (UA)
5
BIHAR

Patna (UA)
6
CHANDIGARH

Chandigarh (UA)
7
CHATTISGARH

Durg-Bhilai Nagar (UA), Raipur (UA)
8
DADRA & NAGARHAVELI


9
DAMAN & DIU


10
DELHI
Delhi (UA)

11
GOA


12
GUJARAT
Ahmadabad (UA)
Rajkot (UA), Jamnagar (UA), Bhavnagar (UA), Vadodara (UA), Surat (UA)
13
HARYANA

Faridabad* (M.Corpn.) Gurgaon*(UA)
14
HIMACHALPRADESH


15
JAMMU & KASHMIR

Srinagar (UA), Jammu(UA)
16
JHARKHAND

Jamshedpur (UA), Dhanbad (UA), Ranchi (UA), Bokaro Steel City (UA).
17
KARNATAKA
Bangalore/Bengaluru (UA)
Belgaum (UA), Hubli-Dharwad (M.Corpn.),Mangalore (UA), Mysore (UA), Gulbarga (UA)
18
KERALA

Kozhikoda (UA), Kochi (UA), Thiruvanathapuram (UA), Thrissur (UA), Malappuram (UA), Kannur (UA), Kollam (UA)
19
LAKSHADWEEP


20
MADHYAPRADESH

Gwalior (UA), Indore(UA), Bhopal (UA), Jabaipur (UA), Ujjain (M.Corpn).
21
MAHARASHTRA
Greater Mumbai (UA), Pune (UA)
Amravati (M.corpn.), Nagpur (UA), Aurangabad (UA), Nashik (UA), Bhiwandi (UA), Solapur (M.Corpn.) Kolhapur (UA), Vasaivirar city  (M.Corpn.), Malegaon (UA), Nandad-Waghala (M.Corpn.), Sangli (UA).
22
MANIPUR


23
MEGHALAYA


24
MIZORAM


25
NAGALAND


26
ODISH

Cuttack (UA), Bhubaneswar (UA), Raurkela (UA),
27
PUDUCHERRY (PONDICHERRY)

Puducherry/Pondicherry (UA)
28
PUNJAB

Amritsar (UA), Jalandhar (UA), Ludhiana (M.Coprn).
29
RAJASTHAN

Bikaner (M.Corpn.), Jaipur (M.Corpn.) Jodhpur (UA), Kota (M.corpn.), Ajmer (UA)
30
SIKKAM


31
TAMIL NADU
Chennai (UA)
Salem (UA), Tiruppur (UA), Coimbatore (UA), Tiruchirappalli (UA), Madurai (UA), Erode (UA).
32
TRIPURA


33
UTTAR PRADESH

Moradabad (M.corpn.), Meerut (UA), Ghaziabad* (UA), Aligarh (UA), Agra (UA), Barcilly (UA), Lucknow (UA), Kanpur (UA), Allahabad (UA), Gorakhpur (UA), Varanasi (UA), Saharanpur (M.Corpn.), Noida* (CT), Firozabad (NPP), Jhansi (UA),

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