Jun 28, 2017


 Cabinet approves hike in allowances for central govt staff from July 1
1. The HRA that has been approved will be 24%, 16% and 8% of the new basic pay, depending on the type of city.
2. “The HRA will not be less than Rs 5,400, Rs 3,600 and Rs 1,800 depending on the type of city and calculated at 30%, 20% and 10% of minimum pay Rs 18,000,” a government statement said.

The financial implication of revised allowances would be around Rs 30,748 crore per annum, the statement said.
3.  Rates of Siachen allowance for soldiers increased from Rs 14,000 to Rs 30,000 per month and from Rs 21,000 to Rs 42,500 for officers per month for extreme risks and hardship.
4.  Fixed medical allowance for pensioners increased from Rs 500 to Rs 1,000 per month.
5.  Constant attendance allowance for those with 100% disability has been increased from Rs 4,500 to Rs 6,750 per month.
6.  Rate of nursing allowance increased from Rs 4,800 to Rs 7,200 per month.
* Operation theatre allowance increased from Rs 360 to Rs 540 per month.
* Hospital patient care allowance/patient care allowance increased from Rs 2,070 to Rs 4,100 per month and Rs 2,100 to Rs 5,300 per month.