House Rent Allowance (HRA) as per 6th CPC on Government Pattern

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited
(A Government of India Enterprise)
Corporate Office
Bharat Sandiar Bhawan
Janpath, New DeIli- 110001.


Dated :  09-02-2012.

All Heads of Telecom Circles
All Heads of Administrative Units, BSNL

Sub: House Rent Allowance (HRA) as per 6th CPC on Government Pattern.


I am directed to invite your kind attention to this office letter of even no. dated 15.04.2010 on the subject cited above and to say that information is still awaited from meet of the Circles despite a series of reminders dated 01.06.2010, 29.07.2010, 22.06.2011,  22.07.2011 and 09.01.2012.

2. The information received from some circles has not been found in order. it is seen that HRA is, continuously being paid to BSNL employees as per rates admissible under Govt. rules prior to 2nd PRC or erroneously as per Govt. classification (i.e. X. Y & Z) prescribed under 6th CPC. It is informed that rates of HRA in respect of BSNL employees (absorbed and directly recruited) w.e.f. 27.02.2009 is on the basis of "Cities with Population" as classified under DPE guidelines communicated vide Para- 7 of this office order No.1-50/2008-PAT(BSNL) dated 05.03.2009 and Para-5 of office order No. 1-16/2010-PAT(BSNL) dated 07.05 2010.

3. It is further observed that unabsorbed employees working in BSNL have also been included for the purpose of working out financial implication by some units which is not in order. The un-absorbed employees are already paid HRA as per 6th CPC recommendation w. e.f. 01.09.2008. The financial implications for admissibility of HRA to BSNL absorbed and directly recruited employees as per classification prescribed under Govt. Rules after 6th CPC may be worked out on account of absorbed / directly recruited employees only.

4. The proposal for grant of HRA as per classification as available to Govt. employees under 6th CPC to BSNL absorbed / directly recruited employees which is under consideration with DOT, is getting delayed due to want of correct information.

5. The names of circles from where the information is still awaited or received information is not in order are even at Annexixe. In this regard information received from NE Circle which has been found in order is enclosed for your ready reference, It Is, therefore, requested that keeping in view of the observations as mentioned as Para (2) & (3) above, requisite information may please be furnished to this office within a week time from the date of issuance of this letter.

End: As above.

(Sheo Shankar Prasad)
Assistant General Manager(Pers-V)




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