Thursday, February 27, 2020

Classification of Cities for HRA as per 7th CPC - X Y Z Classification of Cities for HRA 2020

Classification of Cities for HRA as per 7th CPC - X Y Z Classification of Cities for HRA 2020

7th CPC HRA 2020

No. 2/4/2018-E.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

Dated, the 25 February, 2020
North Block, New Delhi


Subject:- Re-classification of Mathura-Vrindavan Municipal Corporation as 'Y' class city for the purpose of grant of House Rent Allowance (HRA) - regarding.

The undersigned is directed to invite. attention to this Ministry’s O.M. No.2/5/2014-E.II(B) dated 21.07.2015 regarding re-classification /upgradation of cities on the basis of the population figures of 2011 census for the purpose of House Rent Allowance to the Central Government employees and to say that consequent upon combining of Municipal Council of Mathura and Municipal Council of Vrindavan and constitution of Mathura - Vrindavan Municipal Corporation vide Notification No.1799/9-7-17-8(Seema Vistar)/ 2016 dated 12.05.2017 of the Government of Uttar Pradesh, resulted in increase In population and hence, Mathura- Vrindavan Municipal Corporation qualifies for classification as ‘Y’ class city/ town for the purpose of grant of House Rent Allowance to the Central Government employees.

2. It has been decided that Mathura-Vrindavan Municipal Corporation shall stand classified as ‘Y’ class city/town for the purpose of grant of House Rent Allowance to the Central Government employees posted there,

3. These orders shall be effective from 1st March, 2020.

7TH PAY COMMISSION House Rent Allowance (HRA)

4. The orders will apply to all civilian employees of the Central Government. The orders will also be applicable to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates. In respect of Armed Forces personnel and Railway employees, separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Railways, respectively.

5. In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are issued after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India, as mandated under Article 148(5) of the Constitution.

(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Classification of Cities in Uttar Pradesh

Already listed cities classified as Y
  • Moradabad (M.Corpn.)
  • Meerut (UA)
  • Ghaziabad* (UA)
  • Aligarh (UA)
  • Agra (UA)
  • Bareilly (UA)
  • Lucknow (UA)
  • Kanpur (UA)
  • Allahabad (UA)
  • Gorakhpur (UA)
  • Varanasi (UA)
  • Saharanpur (M.Corpn.)
  • Nodia* (CT)
  • Firozabad (NPP)
  • Jhansi (UA)

Update list of Central Government Cadre Controlling Authorities - DoPT

Latest DoPT Orders 2020


Govt. of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
(Training Division)

Old JNU Campus, New Delhi
Dated: 25.02.2020


Subject: Updation of list of Cadre Controlling Authorities of Central Services / Cadres (Group ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’) and Training Institutes under the administrative control of Central Govt. - regarding.

DoPT has launched Integrated Government Online Training Programme (iGOT) to augment the existing training mechanism with online module-based training coupled with certification with an objective to make training inputs available to all Government officials on site and on flexi time basis.

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2. In this connection, details of Cadre Controlling Authorities of all Central Services/ Cadres (Group ‘A’, ‘B’ & ‘C’) and Training Institutes under the administrative control of Central Govt. are being updated.

3. In view of the above, all the Ministries / Departments / Training Institutes of Govt. of India are requested to provide the information as per the Annexure-I and Annexure-II, whichever applicable.
4. All Ministries / Departments/ Training Institutes of Govt. of India are also requested to nominate an officer of the level of Under Secretary as nodal officer for the purpose of iGOT and provide his/her contact details as per Annexure-III.

5. If a Ministry / Department is not Cadre Controlling Authority of any Service / Cadre and / or does not have any Training Institute under its administrative control, a reply to this effect may also kindly be furnished.

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6. The requisite information may be provided to Training Division, DoPT on priority basis and not later than 06.03.2020. The information may also be sent through e-mail at e-mail id :

(Manoj Gupta )
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Secretaries of All the Ministries / Departments of
the Govt. of India and Heads of Training Institutes under
the Govt. of India as per list enclosed.
Source: DoPT

Retired on 30th June is eligible for Increment annual interest rate of 6%

Retired on 30th June is eligible for Increment Benefit with an annual interest rate of 6 per cent - Madhya Pradesh High Court Order - Notional Increment on retirement

Notional Increment on retirement

The High Court Of Madhya Pradesh

Jabalpur, Dated : 03-12-2019

Shri Prashant Singh, learned senior counsel assisted by Shri Anshul Tiwari, learned counsel for the petitioner.
Shri Deepak Kumar Singh, learned Government Advocate for the respondents-State.


The petitioner has filed this petition under Article 226 of the Constitution of India seeking following relief:
(i) To issue a writ in the nature of mandamus by directing the respondents to pay the annual increment fell due on 01.07.2015 to the petitioner.
(ii) To direct the respondents to pay the annual increment i.e. pay scale of 20440-5400 and arrears due from 01/07/2015 with interest of 6% per annum.
(iii) To grant any other relief, which this Hon’ble Court may deem fit and proper in the facts and circumstances of the case including cost of the litigation in favour of the petitioner.
On 30.09.2019, learned counsel for the respondents was granted time to seek instructions as to how the petitioner can be refused the benefit of grant of annual increment which is to be added on 1st of July of every year, but, no response has been filed.

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The petitioner was retired from service w.e.f. 30.06.2015. The increment, which was to be granted on 1st of July, 2015 was denied to him on the ground that he retired on 30.06.2016 and was not in service on 1st of July, 2015.

Learned counsel for the petitioner has relied upon a decision of the Madras High Court in the case of P. Ayyamperumal vs. The Registrar, Central Administrative Tribunal and others-WP No.15732/2017 decided on 15.09.2017, which was later on affirmed by the Supreme Court. Considering the law laid down by the Division Bench of the Madras High Court it is clear that the petitioner cannot be denied the increment which was due on 01.07.2015 merely because he got retired on 30.06.2015, since he has completed full years of service and was eligible to get the said increment. Since the case on which the petitioner is placing reliance is squarely covered with the case of the petitioner, nothing is required to be adjudicated in this petition.

Accordingly, the petition is allowed directing respondents to extend the benefit of annual increment to the petitioner which was due on 01.07.2015 and accordingly the retiral dues of the petitioner be revised and he be also paid arrears within a period of three months from submitting certified copy of this order.

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Accordingly, this petition stands allowed and disposed of.


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