Thursday, April 18, 2013

Grant of House Rent Allowance-Guideline


Sub: Grant of House Rent Allowance-Guidelines-reg.
1. G.O. No. FD 19 SRP 99, dated: 10.08.1999
2. G.O. No. FD 14 SRP 2002, dated: 12.04.2002
3. G.O. No. FD 10 SRP 2000, dated: 09.04.2003
4. G.O. No. FD 4 SRP 2009, dated: 31.10.2009
5. G.O. No. FD 29 SRP 2010, dated: 28.10.2010
6. G.O. No. FD 7 SRP 2012, dated: 21.04.2012

BANGALORE, DATED: 19-10-2012
 On the basis of the recommendations of the Official Pay Committee-
2011, State Government has revised the Pay Scales and Allowances of their
employees with effect from 01.04.2012 vide Government Order dated:
21.04.2012 read at (6) above. Therein, it was also ordered that for the purpose
of House Rent Allowance, the Cities / Towns and Other Places in the State were
reclassified into four classes for the purpose of HRA with reference to the
population based on the 2001 Census figures and the rate of HRA was also
revised with effect from 01.04.2012 as follows:-
Population Classification Rate of HRA
25 lakh and above A 25%
5 lakh and above but less than 25 lakh B 16%
50000 and above but less than 5 lakh C 10%
Less than 50000 D 7%
2. The list of places falling under each of the above four classifications made
for the purpose of HRA is given in the Annexure appended to this order and
Government are pleased to issue the following guidelines:-
(i) While classifying cities, towns and other places for the
purpose of HRA, the population of the core area of 8
the Municipal Corporation, CMC or TMC as per
2001 census only have been taken into account. The
population of the agglomeration/out growth areas has
not been added to the population of the core
municipal area for determining the eligibility of that
municipal corporation/town/city for HRA.
(ii) The rate of HRA admissible to the core area covered by
a particular Municipal Corporation, CMC or TMC
shall also be extended to the Urban Agglomeration of
that municipal corporation CMC or TMC
respectively. The enumeration of towns and cities is
based on 2001 Census and the limits of Municipal
Corporation, CMC or TMC and Urban
Agglomeration wherever is declared shall be as
notified by the Urban Development Department, in
this regard.
(iii) The provision of the Government Order dated:
09.04.2003 read at (3) above, according to which a
Government servant will not be eligible for House
Rent Allowance if his/her spouse has been allotted
rent free accommodation/rented accommodation at
the same station by the State Government/ Central
Government/ State or Central Public undertakings/
Local Bodies/ Semi-Government Organizations/
Aided Institutions/ Co-operative Societies
irrespective of whether he/she resides separately in
accommodations rented by him/her shall continue to
apply. However, where the husband and wife are
working in difference stations, they shall be eligible 9
to draw normal House Rent Allowance at the
prescribed rates according to their entitlement.
(iv)The provisions of the Government Order dated:
31.10.2009 read at (4) above, regulating the grant of
HRA & CCA to Government employees posted to
any place situated within the jurisdiction of BBMP
shall continue to apply.
(v) A Government servant shall not be eligible for HRA, if
he/she is provided with rent free accommodation.
(vi)HRA is payable with reference to the place of duty,
irrespective of the place of residence of a
Government servant.
(vii) The rate of HRA applicable to a particular Municipal
Corporation, CMC or TMC shall not be admissible to
places situated out side the border limits of such
Municipal Corporation, CMC or TMC notified by the
Urban Development Department. HRA is also not
admissible to areas beyond the urban agglomeration
limits of a particular Municipal Corporation, CMC or
TMC as the case may be, as notified by the Urban
Development Department.
(viii) Admissibility of HRA during leave, suspension,
joining time and training shall be regulated in
accordance with the provisions of the Karnataka
Civil Services Rules.
(ix)The licence fee payable by a Government servant to
whom Government accommodation is available on a
rental basis shall be the licence fee fixed by the
competent authority in accordance with the 10
provisions of Appendix-IV of KCSRs or the house
rent allowance admissible to him whichever is more.
(x) These orders shall be applicable to all full time
Government servants who are governed by the
provisions of the Karnataka Civil Services Rules and
who are on time scale of pay.
(xi)These orders are also applicable to (a) full-time
employees borne on work-charged establishments of
Government on time scale of pay, (b) full-time
employees of the Aided educational institutions and
non-teaching staff of the Universities who are on
time-scale of pay and (c) to employees who are
drawing pay in the UGC/ ICAR/ AICTE/ NJPC
scales of pay.
3. This order is issued in supersession of all the earlier orders issued
relating to HRA.
By Order and in the name of the
Governor of Karnataka
Deputy Secretary to Government
Finance Department (Services-2)
The Compiler, Karnataka Gazette for publication in the next issue of the gazette and to
supply 500 copies to Finance Department.
1. The Chief Secretary/Additional Chief Secretaries to Government.
2. The Principal Accountant General (Civil & Commercial Audit), Karnataka,
3. The Accountant General (Revenue Receipts & Public Works & Forest Audit),
Karnataka, Bangalore. 11
4. The Accountant General (Accounts & Entitlement), Karnataka, Bangalore.
5. The Principal Secretaries/Secretaries to Government.
6. The Registrar General, High Court of Karnataka, Bangalore.
7. The Registrar, Karnataka Lokayukta, Bangalore.
8. The Registrar, Karnataka Administrative Tribunal, Bangalore.
9. The Regional Commissioners, Bangalore / Mysore / Belgaum / Gulbarga.
10. The Secretary, Karnataka Public Service Commission, Bangalore.
11. The Secretary, Karnataka Legislative Assembly/Legislative Council, Bangalore.
12. Principal District and Session Judges of All Districts.
13. The Heads of Departments.
14. The Deputy Commissioners of All Districts.
15. The Chief Executive Officers of Zilla Panchayaths (All Districts).
16. The Treasury Officer, State Huzur Treasury/District Treasuries.
17. The Director, Karnataka State Archives Department, Vikasa Soudha, Bangalore.
18. The Project Officer, HRMS, Room No.145 ‘A’, M.S.Building, Bangalore.
19. The Senior Research Officer, Pay Research Unit, Department of Expenditure,
Ministry of Finance, Government of India, New Delhi.
20. The President, Karnataka State Government Employees Association, Bangalore.
21. All Sections of the Karnataka Government Secretariat.
22. Karnataka Government Secretariat Library/Legislature Library.
23. Weekly Gazette/Section Guard File.
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Annexure to Government Order No. FD 18 SRP 2012,
Dated: 19th October 2012
List of places for the purpose of House Rent Allowance
“A” Class City
Bruhath Bangalore Mahanagara Palike
(Places situated within the BBMP limits as notified in Notification No. UDD 92
MNY 2006, dated: 16.01.2007)
“B” Class Cities
Mysore Municipal Corporation
Hubli-Dharwad Municipal Corporation
“C” Class Cities
Belgaum, Bellary, Davanagere, Gulbarga & Mangalore Municipal
Corporations, and Bagalkot, Basavakalyan, Bhadravathi, Bidar, Bijapur,
Chamarajnagar, Channapatna, Chikkaballapur, Chikkamagalur, Chintamani,
Chitradurga, Dhandeli, Doddaballapura, Gadag-Betgeri, Gangavathi, Gokak,
Harihara, Hassan, Haveri, Hospet, Ilkal, Jamakhandi, Karwar, Kolar, Kollegal,
Koppal, Madikeri, Mandya, Nippani, Rabakavi Banahatti, Raichur,
Ramanagaram, Ranebennur, Robertsonpet, Sagar, Shahabad, Shimoga,
Sindhanur, Sira, Sirsi, Tipatur, Tumkur, Udupi and Yadgir CMCs/ TMCs.
“D” Class Cities
All other places with a population of less than 50000
(as per 2001 Census figures)
Deputy Secretary to Government
Finance Department (Services-2)