Criteria followed for the classification of cities into various categories to consider for the HRA of CG employees
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 926
TO BE ANSWERED ON FRIDAY, THE 21ST JULY, 2017
30 ASHADHA, 1939 (SAKA)
CLASSIFICATION OF CITIES
926. PROF. SAUGATA ROY: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 ?
MINISTER OF STATE IN MINISTRY OF FINANCE (SHRI ARJUN RAM MEGHWAL)
(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.