Good News: Housing allowance increased from this month for 2.5 lakh government employees

Two and a half lakh workers of Uttarakhand will get their accommodation increased from this month. The Finance Department issued its orders on Friday. According to the mandate issued, the revised rates of housing allowance will be effective from February 1. That is, increased housing allowance will be added to the salaries of the employees in the month of March.

This month the state cabinet decided to increase the rates of housing allowance by 8, 10 and 12 percent. It was believed that the Finance Department was considering applying the rates of housing allowance from April 1, 2019.

But after the Uttarakhand Officer Employee Coordination Committee raised the issue from the Additional Chief Secretary and Secretary Finance, it was decided to implement it from February 1. Employees of different government and assisted teaching, technical education institutions, non-teaching staff will get the benefit of the allowance.

Housing allowance will be payable accordingly
Salary Level Category-B2 Category-C Unclassified
1800-56000 2500 2100 1800
19900-63200 2500 2100 1800
21700-69100 2650 2200 1800
25500-81100 3100 2550 2050
29200-92300 3550 2950 2350
35400-112400 4250 3550 2850
44400-112400 4250 3550 2850
44900-142400 4250 3550 2850
44900-142400 5400 4500 3600
47600-151100 5750 4800 3850
53100-167800 6400 5350 4250
56100-177500 6750 5650 4500
67700-208700 8150 6800 5450
78800-209200 9500 7900 6350
123100-215900 12000 8000 7000
131100-216600 12000 8000 7000
141100-216600 12000 8000 7000
144200-218200 12000 8000 7000
182200-224100 12000 8000 7000
225000& above 12000 8000 7000

Category B-2 (Dehradun, Mussoorie, Pauri, Nainital, and Ranikhet)
Category C (District Headquarters, Kashipur, Rudrapur, Haldwani, Kathgodam, Roorkee, Bhawali, Chakrata, Mukteshwar, Kotdwar, Rishikesh, Dugadda, Urban areas of Srinagar)
Unclassified – all other cities and rural areas

Dual housing repair fee to be charged from February
The officials and employees residing in government residences will also get the fixed rate of maintenance fixed by the government for the month of February. In this regard, the Finance Department issued the order today.

Voluntary family welfare allowance will continue
The government has decided to keep voluntary family welfare allowance of all those employees who were receiving it from the sixth pay scale. In this regard also the Finance Department issued the order.

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