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.