New Delhi, May 10: A fortnight ago the ‘Committee on Allowance’ headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa submitted its report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. The recommendations made under the 7th Pay Commission included claims of House Rent Allowance, Dearness Allowance and many other higher allowance for which a large number of central government employees have been eagerly waiting for. A total number of 196 allowances was recommended by the pay panel. On May 4, it may be recalled that the Union Cabinet had cleared the proposals relating to the pensioners, defence pensioners, disability pension for defence and family pensioners. Last year in June the Union Cabinet had approved recommendations under the 7th Pay Commission. The Union Government had also said that all proposals accepted for pensioners would be given with arrears with effect from January 1, 2016. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest News: UPSC Jobs With Salary Up to Rs 1,77,500 Plus DA, Other Allowances on Offer | Check Details

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According to the 7th Pay Commission, there are several modifications that have been made. Hence an HRA calculator would be necessary for people to calculate the amount. The HRA calculator will give an expected value on the basis of the recommendations. It will only show the estimated figures based on the figures you feed in the calculator. In order to calculate the current HRA with arrears, one would need to input the 6th Pay Commission basic pay which would also include Grade Pay. After this select the pay band and grade pay and then input the HRA percentage. In order to calculate arrears, central government employee would need to select the period from which month they are eligible to pay as per the 7th Pay Commission. Also Read – 7th Pay Commission: NCC, MNS cadre officers not to get benefits of 7CPC Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest News: Dearness Allowance, HRA, Travel Allowance of Central Govt Employees Likely to Change From April | Details Here

A meeting of Empowered Committee of Secretaries (ECoS) to examine the allowance under the 7th Pay Commission recommendations will be held to finalise its views on HRA. Some reports suggest that the meeting will be held in next two weeks after which a final announcement will be made. Calculate your HRA here

The 7th Pay Commission had recommended to pa the HRA at the rate of 24 per cent, 16 per cent and 8 per cent depending upon the new basic pay and the type of cities where the employees live. The 7th Pay Commission had also recommended that the rate of HRA be revised to 27 per cent, 18 per cent and 9 per cent if the Dearness Allowance crosses 50 per cent, and further revised to 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent when DA crosses 100 per cent.