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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Ms. Neelam Sanghi, IRAS:1989, has assumed the charge of the post of Joint Secretary and Financial Adviser in the Department of Posts

Publication of Gazette Notification By MoF – 7th CPC Allowance Recommendation and Audit of TA/DA, LTC and PT Claims

Travelling Allowance Rules - Implementation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission

Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme for the Central Government Employee - clarification

Criteria for Classification of Cities for House Rent Allowance


ANSWERED ON: 21.07.2017
Classification of Cities
Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:-
(a) the details of the criteria followed for the classification of cities into various categories to consider for the HRA of Central Government employees; 
(b) whether this classification will be mandatory for all Central Government assistance in future to the cities of the country;
(c) if so, the details thereof; and
(d) whether the Union Government sought the opinions of the concerned State Governments in this regard and if so, the details thereof ? 


(a) For the purpose of grant of House Rent Allowance to Central Government employees, cities are classified on the basis of population criteria. For this classification, the population within the Urban Agglomeration area of a city as per the latest published final decennial Census Report, is taken into consideration.
(b) & (c) No, sir. This classification of cities is only for the purpose of grant of HRA to Central Government employees. 
(d) No, sir. 

Recommended Allowance by GDS Pay Committee 2016 - An Overview.

Existing Allowance for Gramin Dak Sevak Recommended by Previous GDS Pay Committee which is adding to the GDS TRCA at present.

Recommended Allowance By GDS Pay Committee 2016.

Dearness Allowance : -

GDS should be paid same percentage of DA as paid to the central government employees from time to time.

Composite Allowance : -

-:GDSs Working in GDS Post Offices:-
BPMs providing GDS Post Office Accommodation which meets the prescribed standards.
@Rs. 1600/-
BPMs providing Accommodation which does not meets the prescribed standards.
@Rs. 1100/-
BPMs having Post Office in rent free government Accommodation and staying in the Post Village.
@rs. 1100/-
Assistant BPMs working in GDS post office and staying in the post village should be paid.
@Rs. 800/-
-:GDSs working in Departmental Post offices:-
Dak Sevaks working in “X” Class Cities/Towns @Rs. 2400/-
Dak Sevaks working in “Y” Class Cities/Towns @Rs. 1600/-
Dak Sevaks working in “Z” Class Cities/Towns @Rs.800/- 
Cash Conveyance Allowance : -
BPM/ABPM/Dak Savak may be paid minimum Rs. 50/- rupees for conveyance of cash up to Rs. 50,000/-. They may be paid Rs. 10/- for conveyance of every additional Rs. 10,000/-. 
Children Education Allowance : -
GDSs should be paid children Education Allowance @Rs. 6000/- per child per annum for maximum of two children. This amount may be paid in two installments. 
Combined Duty Allowance : -
-:Recommended Daily Rates:-
·         BPMs doing combined duty of ABPM in same office. @Rs. 65/- per working day for maximum 89 days at a stretch.
·         ABPMs doing combined duty of BPM in same office. @Rs. 75/- per working day for maximum 89 days at a stretch.
·         Dak Sevaks doing combined duty of another Dak Sevaks in same office. @Rs. 65/- per working day for maximum 89 days at a stretch.
·         Revenue Linked Allowance : -
·         BPMs should be paid Revenue Linked Allowance @ Rs. 10% of the total amount of additional revenue generated beyond prescribed norms in a month. Revenue Linked Allowance will not be applicable for other GDS.
·         Risk and Hardship Allowance : -
·         Risk and Hardship Allowance should be paid @ Rs. 500/- per month to the GDSs working in areas which are indentified for payment of Risk and Hardship Allowance as per 7th CPC recommendations.