House Rent Allowance

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Date: Friday, 19 August 2022, 4:04 AM

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1. HRA

House Rent Allowance*


           i.            Employees not provided with the Govt. accommodation are entitled to House Rent Allowance (HRA) at prescribed rates.

         ii.            Employees staying in houses owned by self, spouse children or parents, a Hindu undivided family of which he is a coparcener, and paying or contributing towards house tax/maintenance of the house, are also eligible for HRA.

        iii.            Employees staying in rented accommodation, paying or contributing towards the rent of the house, are also eligible for HRA.

Note:  A certificate to the effect that the employee incurs some expenditure on rent or contribute to rent or pay/contribute towards house/property tax/maintenance of the house must be submitted.  

Rate of HRA (w.e.f.1.7.2017)

Classification of Cities/Towns

HRA as% age of Basic Pay

Minimum HRA











Note: (1) The rates of HRA for X,Y and Z class cities will be revised to 27%, 18% and 9% respectively when DA crosses 25% and to 30%, 20% and 10% respectively when DA crosses 50%.

(2) Basic Pay means pay in pay Level and does not include NPA, MSP or any other type of pay line special pay etc.

  Conditions for Drawl of HRA

(a)    HRA during leave preparatory to retirement - is allowed on furnishing requisite certificate.

(b)   HRA during leave on medical ground - is allowed for 8 months on furnishing a medical certificate. Beyond, if the employee has furnishing requisite certificate.

(c)    HRA during leave of other kinds than the above- is allowed for 180 days without any certificate and for the period thereafter on furnishing the required certificate.


Note: The rate of HRA will be the same as drawn before proceeding on leave.

(d)   HRA during joining Time – is allowed at the applicable to the old station.

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(a)    HRA during Deputation Aboard – is allowed at the rates of his Headquarters up to one year. After one year, HRA is allowed it family stays at Headquarters and requisite certificate is furnished.

(b)   HRA during Training in India

(i)      For employees not drawing Daily Allowance-HRA is allowed at the headquarters’ rate or at the rated of the training station whichever is more favorable to the employee.

(ii)    For employees drawing Daily Allowance-HRA us allowed at the headquarters’ rates (even for the period after 180 days).

(c)    HRA during Training Aboard- is allowed at the rate the employee would have drawn had he not been on training abroad.

During leave in between or at the end of the training period, no HRA is allowed.

(d)   HRA during Suspension-is drawn at the rate it was drawn before suspension.

(e)   HRA during Temporary Transfer-For first 90 days, HRA is allowed at the rate of old Headquarters, as he would have drawn there, and thereafter, with reference to new Headquarters.

(f)     On failure, after acceptance, to occupy the accommodation within 8 days of date of receipt of allotment letter.

(i)      License fee up to 12 day accommodation will be charged from that date.

(ii)    No HRA is allowed up to period of 12 days from that date.

(g)    On Sharing Accommodation

(a)    HRA is allowed, if an employee shares private accommodate-dation with spouse (both husband and wife are allowed HRA separately) or the Government accommodation allotted to another employee (other than spouse, Parents or children).

(b)   HRA is not not allowed of an employee shares accommodation allotted rent free to another employee or allotted to parents/children by the Central /State Government, Autonomous Body, Public Undertaking, Municipality, Port Trust.

(I)              HRA in Lieu of Rent Free Accommodation – is admissible to the employee for that city besides the lowest amount charged as license fee for the entitled type of accommodation.

(m)  HRA on Not Accepting Accommodation – Government servant who-

(i)      Are eligible for Govt. accommodation but do not submit application,

(ii)    Refuse to accept accommodation when offered/allotted.

(iii)   Surrender the accommodation after accepting,

May be paid HRA, in respect of all types of accommodation, at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Simla,  Shillong, Hyderabad, Agartala, Kohima, Imphal, Dehradun and Trivandrum, without obtaining “No Accommodation Certificate” for Dte. Of Estates. However, in case of Government servant at other stations, HRA should not be paid without “No Accommodation Certificate” form Dte. Of  Estates.