May 9, 2017

7th Pay Commission: With some allowances demands met, here's how you can calculate your new HRA, arrears

Two weeks more for the Cabinet to go over the recommendations of the Committee on Allowances report on the 7th Pay Commission which was submitted last week.
 
The recommendations of the committee included claims of House Rent Allowance (HRA), Dearness Allowance (DA) among others totalling up to 196 allowances.
 
The Cabinet on May 4 cleared the proposals relating to the pensioners including defence pensioners, family pensioners and disability pension for defence.
In June, 2016, the Cabinet had approved implementation of the recommendations with an additional financial outgo of Rs 84,933 crore for 2016-17 (including arrears for 2 months of 2015-16). 

Ministry of Finance said that all the accepted proposals for pensioners in the 7th Pay Commission as approved by the Cabinet would be given out with arrears with effect from January 1, 2016.
Source - zee biz