GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH

ABSTRACT

 

ALLOWANCES- House Rent Allowance - Admissibility in the Revised Pay Scales, 2005 - Recommendations of the Pay Revision Commission - Accepted - Orders - Issued.

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FINANCE (P.C-I) DEPARTMENT

 

G.O.(P).No.230 Dated: 15-9-2005

Read the following:-

 

1. G.O.Ms.No.107, Finance & Planning (FW:PRC-I) Department, dated 15-4-1988 as amended in G.O.Ms.No.300, Finance & Planning (FW:PRC-III) Department, dated 28-12-1991.

2. G.O.(P).No.225, Finance & Planning (FW:PC-II) Department, dated 29-5-1993.

3. G.O.(P).No.19, Finance & Planning (FW:PC-II) Department, dated 19-1-1994.

4. G.O.(P).No.341, Finance & Planning (FW:PC-II) Department, dated 30-9-1994.

5. G.O.(P).No.252, Finance & Planning (FW:PC-IV) Department, dated 8-11-1995.

6. G.O.(P).No.119, Finance & Planning (FW:PC-IV) Department, dated 19-8-1999.

7. G.O.Ms.No.734, General Administration (Spl.A) Department, dated 17-2-2004.

8. G.O.Rt.No.960, General Administration (Spl.A) Department, dated 1-3-2004.

9. G.O.(P).No.213, Finance (PC-I) Department, dated 27-8-2005.

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O R D E R :

 

In the Government Order first read above, orders were issued notifying the Andhra Pradesh Public Employment (House Rent Allowance) Rules, 1988. In the Government Order second read above, orders were issued revising the rates of House Rent Allowance as recommended by the Pay Revision Commission, 1993. In the Government Orders 4th and 5th read above, orders were issued sanctioning House Rent Allowance @ 12% to the employees working in the various towns which have crossed 50,000 population considering the rapid urbanization and consequent increase in cost of living based on the recommendations of the High Power Committee. In the Government order 6th read above, orders were issued revising the rate of House Rent Allowance as recommended by the Pay Revision Commission, 1999.

 

2. Among others, the Pay Revision Commission, 2005 constituted in the G.O 7th read above, recommended higher rates of House Rent Allowance at the places which crossed 50,000 or 2,00,000 of population as the case may be and recommended to enhance the maximum limit of House Rent Allowance to Rs.3,000/- p.m. Similarly the Commission recommended to enhance the maximum limit of additional House Rent Allowance to Rs.500/- p.m.

 

3. In the Government Order 9th read above, orders were issued revising the pay scales of the State Government employees as recommended by the Pay Revision Commissioner, 2005, with effect from 1-7-2003 with monetary benefit from 1-4-2005.

 

4. In the G.O 9th read above, Government have accepted the recommendations of the Pay Revision Commission, 2005 so far as House Rent Allowance is concerned. Accordingly, the Government hereby order that the House Rent Allowance shall be at the following rates.

 

City/Town

Rate of House Rent Allowance

Hyderabad, Secunderabad, Visakhapatnam, Gajuwaka, Vijayawada, Warangal, Guntur, Rajahmundry, Nellore, Kakinada, Kurnool, Tirupati, Nizamabad, Eluru, Kadapa, Ananthapur, Karimnagar, Ramagundam, Kukatpally (R.R.Dist.), Qutubullapur (R.R.Dist.) & L.B. Nagar (R.R. Dist.)

 

20% of Basic Pay

[Subject to a ceiling of Rs.3000/-]

Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Machilipatnam, Ongole, Chittoor, Adilabad, Mahaboobnagar, Khammam, Sangareddy, Nalgonda, Anakapalli, Tadepalligudem, Tanuku, Palakollu, Narsapuram, Gudivada, Tenali, Narasaraopeta, Chilakaluripeta, Bapatla, Mangalgiri, Ponnuru, Chirala, Kavali, Guduru, Madanapalli, Srikalahasti, Proddutur, Rayachoty, Guntakal, Hindupur, Dharmavaram, Tadipatri, Kadiri, Adoni, Nandyala, Yemmiganuru, Siddipet, Bodhan, Bellampalli, Mandamarri, Nirmal, Kagaznagar, Mancherial, Jagityal, Sirisilla, Kothagudem, Palavancha, Miryalaguda, Suryapet, Bheemavaram, Bobbili, Tuni, Samalakot, Pithapuram, Amalapuram, Nuziveedu, Sattenapalle, Vinukonda, Markapur, Kandukur, Kallur (Kurnool Dist.), Rayadurg, Wanaparthi, Gadwal, Bhongir, Kodada, Koratla, Ramachandrapuram(Medak Dist.) & Sherlingampally, Alwal, Malkajgiri, Kapra, Uppal, Gaddiannaram & Rajendranagar of Ranga Reddy District.

 

12.5% of Basic Pay

[Subject to a ceiling of Rs.3000/-]

All other places

10% of Basic Pay

[Subject to a ceiling of Rs.3000/-]

 

5. These orders are applicable to:

(a) all employees of the State Government;

(b) employees of the Local Bodies and Aided Institutions including Aided Polytechnics, in respect of pay in a regular pay scale in the Revised Pay Scales of 2005; and

(c) the Work-charged establishment in respect of pay in regular pay scale in the Revised Pay Scales of 2005.

 

6. These orders are not applicable to:-

 

(a) those employees who opt to remain in the Andhra Pradesh Revised Pay Scales, 1999;

(b) Teachers working in the Universities, affiliated degree colleges both under Government and aided managements who are drawing pay in the Andhra Pradesh Revised UGC/ICAR/AICTE Pay Scales, 1986/1996; and

(c) Officers belonging to All India Services;

 

7. In respect of Andhra Pradesh Higher Judicial Services and Andhra Pradesh State Judicial Services who are governed by the First National Judicial Pay Commission orders will be issued separately.

 

8. Orders on Additional House Rent Allowance will be issued separately.

 

9. These orders shall come into force with effect from the 1-7-2003 with monetary benefit from 1-4-2005. The arrears from the 1-4-2005 to 31-7-2005 on the revised rates of House Rent Allowance along with the Revised Pay Scales, 2005 shall be credited to the General Provident Fund Accounts. The revised rates of House Rent Allowance shall be paid in cash along with the salary in the Revised Pay Scales, 2005 from the month of August, 2005.

 

10. These orders shall not apply to the Police personnel of the rank of Inspectors and below for whom separate orders will be issued by the Home Department.

 

11. The G.O. is available on Internet and can be accessed at the address http://www.aponline.gov.in.

 

12. Accordingly, the following Notification will be published in the Andhra Pradesh Gazette.

 

NOTIFICATION

 

In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution of India, the Governor of Andhra Pradesh hereby makes the following amendments to the Andhra Pradesh Public Employment (House Rent Allowance) Rules, 1988 issued in G.O.Ms.No.107, Finance & Planning (FW:PRC-I) Department, dated the 15th April, 1988 as subsequently amended.

 

2. The amendments hereby made shall be deemed to have come into force on the 1st July, 2003, but the monetary benefit shall accrue with effect on and from the 1st April, 2005.

 

AMENDMENTS

 

In rule 2 of the said rules,

 

1. in sub-rule (1)

 

(i) for the words and figures "the Andhra Pradesh Revised Pay Scales, 1999", the words and figures "the Andhra Pradesh Revised Pay Scales, 2005", shall be substituted.

 

(ii) in clause (a) for the words, "and Ramagundam", the following words, letters and figures shall be substituted, namely:-

 

"Ramagundam, Ananthapur, Karimnagar, Kukatpally (R.R.Dist.), Qutubullapur (R.R.Dist.) and L.B. Nagar (R.R. Dist.), subject to a maximum of Rs.3,000/- per month"

 

(iii) in clause (b) :-

 

(a) after the words, "fifty thousand", the following words, letters and figures shall be added, namely:-

"subject to a maximum of Rs.3,000/- per month"

 

(b) In the table after "Serial Number 41. Bheemavaram", the following entries shall be added namely:-

 

"42. Bobbili 56. Bhongir

43. Tuni 57. Kodada

44. Samalakot 58. Koratla

45. Pithapuram 59. Ramachandrapuram

46. Amalapuram (Medak Dist.)

47. Nuziveedu 60. Sherlingampally

48. Sattenapalle 61. Alwal

49. Vinukonda 62. Malkajgiri

50. Markapur 63. Kapra

51. Kandukur 64. Uppal

52. Kallur (Kurnool Dist.) 65. Gaddiannaram

53. Rayadurg 66. Rajendranagar

54. Wanaparthi of Ranga Reddy District"

55. Gadwal

 

(iv) in clause (c) after the words "of this rule", the following words, letters and figures shall be added namely:-

"Subject to a Maximum of Rs.3,000/- per month"

 

2. in sub-rule (2)

(i) for the words and figures "the Andhra Pradesh Revised Pay Scales, 1993", the words and figures "the Andhra Pradesh Revised Pay Scales, 1999", shall be substituted.

 

(ii) in clause (a) for the words "and Eluru", the following words, letters and figures shall be substituted, namely:-

"Eluru, Kadapa and Ramagundam subject to a maximum of Rs.2,000/- per month".

 

(iii) for clause (b), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:-

 

"(b) Except those District Headquarters covered by sub-rule (1) (a), the rate of the House Rent Allowance shall be 12.5% of pay subject to a maximum of Rs.2,000/- per month in all District Headquarters of the State and to the following towns whose population exceeds fifty thousand:-

 

1. Anakapalli 2. Tadepalligudem 3. Tanuku

4. Palakollu 5. Narasapuram 6. Gudivada

7. Tenali 8. Narsaraopet 9. Chilakaluripeta

10. Bapatla 11. Mangalagiri 12. Ponnuru

13. Chirala 14. Kavali 15. Guduru

16. Madanapalli 17. Srikalahasti 18. Proddutur

19. Rayachoty 20. Guntakal 21. Hindupur

22. Dharmavaram 23. Tadipatri 24. Kadiri

25. Adoni 26. Nandyala 27. Yemmiganuru

28. Siddipet 29. Bodhan 30. Bellampalli

31. Mandamarri 32. Nirmal 33. Kagaznagar

34. Mancherial 35. Jagityal 36. Sirisilla

37. Kothagudem 38. Palavancha 39. Miryalaguda

40. Suryapet 41. Bhimavaram"

 

(iv) in clause (c) for the words, letters and figures, "minimum of Rs.75/-", the following words, letters and figures shall be substituted, namely:-

 

"maximum of Rs.2,000/- per month"

 

3. The existing sub-rule (3) shall be omitted.

 

 

(BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH)

 

RANJEEV R. ACHARYA

SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT (FP)

To

The Accountant General, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad (20 copies).

The Accountant General, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad (by name).

The Pay & Accounts Officer, Hyderabad.

The Secretary to Governor, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad.

All Secretaries to Government.

The Private Secretary to the Chief Minister and Private Secretaries to all Ministers.

All the Departments of Secretariat (10 copies each)

All the Heads of Departments (including Collectors and District Judges).

The Registrar, High Court of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad (with covering letter).

The Secretary, Adhra Pradesh Public Service Commission, Hyderabad (with covering letter).

All the District Treasury Officers (with copies for Sub-Treasury Officers).

The Secretary, Andhra Pradesh GENCO/TRANSCO.

The General Manager, A.P. State Road Transport Corporation, Hyderabad (with covering letter).

All District Educational Officers/All Principals of Junior Colleges.

All the District Development Officer, Zilla Praja Parishads.

All District Panchayat Officers.

All Mandal Development Officers.

All Secretaries of Zilla Grandhalaya Samsthas through Director of Public Libraries, Hyderabad.

All Secretaries of Agricultural Market Committees through Director of Marketing, A.P.,

Hyderabad.

All Commissioners/Special Officers of Municipalities.

All Recognised service Associations.

The Director, Government Printing Press, A.P. Hyderabad for publication in the Andhra

Pradesh Gazette.

Copy to the General Administration (Cabinet) Department.

Copy to the General Administration (SW) Department.

Copy to SF/S.Cs.

 

//FORWARDED BY ORDER//

 

SECTION OFFICER