Government of India
Ministry of Finance Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, 15th June, 2011.
Subject:- Re-classification of Saharanpur as "Y" class city for the purpose of House Rent Allowance – regarding.
The undersigned is directed to invite attention to this Ministry's O.M. No.2(21)/E.II(B)/2004 dated 18.11.2004 & O.M. No.2(13)/2008-E.II(B) dated 29.08.2008 regarding re-classification of cities on the basis of the population figures of 2001 census for the purpose of HRA to the Central Government employees and to say that the Government of Uttar Pradesh vide their Notification No.2176/9-7-09-53J/1998 dated 01.10.2009 reconstituted the area of Saharanpur (M.B.) by adding certain areas within its Municipal limits and renamed it as Saharanpur Municipal Corporation, which resulted in an increase in population of 'Saharanpur Municipal Corporation' to qualify it for classification as 'Y' class city for the purpose of House Rent Allowance to the Central Government employees.
2. The President is, accordingly, pleased to decide that Saharanpur city (within its Municipal limits) shall stand re-classified as "Y" class city for the purpose of grant of House Rent Allowance to the Central Government employees posted there.
3. These orders shall be effective from 1st June, 2011.
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 issue in consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Secretary General NFPE