7th Pay Commission: No hike in Transport Allowance and Dearness Allowance; HRA raised to 30 per cent
The Committee on Allowances that recently submitted its report on higher allowances under the 7th Pay Commission has suggested no hike in the transport allowance for the central government employees.
The Committee on Allowances that recently submitted its report on higher allowances under the 7th Pay Commission has suggested no hike in the transport allowance for the central government employees. The Committee on Allowances accepted the 7th Pay Commission recommendations about the Transport Allowance (TPTA) and said there will be no hike. The panel, however, decided to raise the House Rent Allowance or HRA to 30 per cent. Central government employees will now receive the travel allowance as per the 6th Pay Commission recommendations including Dearness Allowance (DA).
The 7th Pay Commission made report, assuming that the rate of Dearness Allowance 125 percent at the time of implementation of the pay commission recommendation, i.e. on January 1 next year. Accordingly, central government employees will not get any hike in Transport Allowance on the time of implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendation as the existing Transport Allowance figure automatically reached the Pay Commission revised Transport allowance figure after adding 125 percent DA.
The Committee on Allowance also suggested suggest to raise HRA to 30 per cent of the basic pay as against the 24 per cent recommended by the 7th Pay Commission. “In partial modification, the committee has further decided that the current HRA slab, which is 30 per cent of basic pay, for metros would continue,” sources were quoted as saying by the Sen Times. The major point of grievance among central government employees was the reduction in Housing Rent Allowance (HRA).
The 7th Pay Commission has revised the Transport allowance (TPTA), which is given below:-
|Pay Level||Higher TPTA cities (Rs pm)||Other places (Rs pm)|
|9 and above||7200+ DA||3600+ DA|
|3 to 8||3600+ DA||1800+ DA|
|1 and 2||1350+ DA||900+ DA|
The government has given higher basic pay with arrears, effective from January 1, 2016 in August 2016 to its employees on the recommendations of the 7th pay commission but referred hike in allowances to the Committee on Allowances.