CLASSIFICATION OF CITIES FOR HRA
FINANCE MINISTRY ORDERS
No.2/5/2017-E.II(B), 7th July 2017 Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure
Cities classified as ‘X’ – rate of HRA 24% of basic pay – Hyderabad, Delhi, Ahmadabad, Bengaluru, Greater Mumbai, Pune, Chennai & Kolkata.
Cities classified as ‘Y’ – rate of HRA 16% of basic pay – Vijayawada, Warangal, Greater Visakhapatnam, Guntur, Nellore, Guwahati, Patna, Chandigarh, Durg, Bhilai Nagar, Raipur, Rajkot, Jamnagar, Bhavnagar, Vadodara, Surat, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Srinagar, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Dhanbad, Ranchi, Bokaro steel city, Belgaum, HubliDharwad, Mangalore, Mysore, Gulbarga, Kozhikode, Kochi, Thirvanathapuram, Thrissur, Malappuram, Kannur, Kollam, Gwalior, Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Ujjain, Amaravathi, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Nasik, Bhiwandi, Solapur, Kolhapur, Vasai-Virar City, Malegaon, Nanded-Waghala, Sangli, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Raurkela, Pondichery, Amristar, Jalandhar, Ludihana, Bikanar, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Ajmer, Salem, Tirupur, Coimbatore, Tiruchirapallai, Madurai, Erode, Moradabad, Meerut, Ghaziabad, Aligarh, Agra, Bareilly, Lucknow, Kanpur, Allahabad, Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Saharanpur, Noida, Firozabad, Jhansi, Dehradun, Asansol, Siliguri and Durgapur.
Cities classified as ‘Z’ rate of HRA 8% of basic pay – Remaining cities/towns not covered by classifications ‘X’ & ‘Y’ are classified as ‘Z’ for the purpose of HRA.
Discontinuance of Family Planning Allowance for adoption of small family norms – Recommendation of 7 th Central Pay Commission.
F.No.12(4)2016-EIII-A, Ministry of Finance, Dept of Expenditure, dated 7th July 2017. From 1st July 2017, Family Planning