WB 6th Pay Commission HRA
Revised Rates of House Rent Allowance
West Bengal 6th Pay Commission HRA – Revised Rates of House Rent Allowance
The State Government of West Bengal accepted and implemented the recommendations of 6th Pay Commission with effect from 1.1.2016 particularly on revised pay only. And all other allowances including House Rent Allowance will be revised from 1.1.2020.
Revised Rate of House Rent Allowance
The house rent allowance admissible to a Government employee shall be 12% of his revised basic pay, subject to a maximum of Rs. 12,000/‐ per month.
The ceiling of house rent allowance drawn by husband and wife together shall also be raised to Rs. 12,000/‐ per month.
The term basic pay in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the
prescribed pay level in the Pay Matrix and does not include Non Practicing Allowance or any other type of pay.
The existing terms and conditions of drawl of house rent allowance by Government employees living in their own house or in a rented house shall continue to apply.
Subject to continuance of the existing terms and conditions regulating drawl of house rent allowance by Government employees provided with accommodation owned / hired by the Government and recovery of license fee from them, the following conditions shall be there, as existing now, in respect of such category of employees:‐
(i) When a Government accommodation being in a habitable condition in all respect with appropriate supply of water, power and toilet arrangements for individual families and such a Government accommodation is earmarked for holder of a particular post, the holder will not be entitled to house rent allowance for living elsewhere.
(ii) Group D employees, when they occupy an accommodation provided by the Government (i.e., the accommodations are earmarked) and according to their entitlement, will be exempted from payment of licence fee.
(iii) Group D employees, who are required to occupy below standard or below entitlement accommodations, but when such accommodations are not earmarked for them, will also, be exempted from payment of licence fee.
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