AP Employees HRA enhancement from 14.5 percent to 20 percent. The AP government has approved enhancement of existing house rent allowance from 14.5 percent to 20 percent as per G.O MS. NO 195 Dated 11-12-2017. The enhanced HRA applies to employees working in Srikakulam, Machilipatnam and Chittoor towns respectively on par with other District Headquarters. These orders come into force from 1st January 2018.
The A.P.Non-Gazetted Officers Association has given a representation February 2016 to increase the HRA to employees working in Srikakulam, Machilipatnam and Chittoor towns.The released G.O MS. NO 195 Dated 11-12-2017.
AP Employees HRA enhancement applicability
Andhra Pradesh employees working in district headquarters except Srikakulam, Machilipatnam and Chittoor are getting 20 percent house rent allowance. Earlier, The above cities have not recommended for twenty percent HRA as they have not fulfilled two lakh population criteria. The association has also informed that the peripheral areas of the above three towns are not included at the time of acquiring the population census.
Further, the court has given stay for the inclusion of nearby villages in the municipalities of the above towns. But due to recent developments, the house rents at these places are skyrocketing on par with other cities.
Therefore, the Association has requested to consider the sanction of 20% House Rent Allowance to the employees working in Srikakulam, Machilipatnam and Chittoor irrespective of population criterion.
All other conditions regarding the applicability of the rates of HRA issued vide GO Ms. No.48, dated 30th April 2015 shall continue.