CIRCULAR LETTER NO. 27/139/2015/35 Date : 6th July, 2015Dear Comrades,
HOUSE RENT ALLOWANCE AS PER 2011 CENSUS
Recently Govt. of India has issued the Gazette notification for the Census as of 2011. It is the 15th Census in India beginning from 1872 and 7th since our independence.
Some data from the Census:
F Population as per this Census in 2011: 121,01,93,422
F Rank: No. 2 with 17.5% of world population ( 1st is China: 19%)
F No. of Districts: 640
F Most populace State : UP
F Most populated metro : Mumbai : 1,84,14,288
F Most Literate State : Kerala ( 94 %)
F Least Literate State : Bihar ( 64 %)
F Sex Ratio : 940 Female : 1000 Male
F Literacy of Male : 82.14 %
F Literacy of Female : 65.46 %
F Highest populace District: Thane, Mumbai
F 100 % Literacy District : Palakkad, Kerala
F 100 % Banking State : Kerala
F 100 % Banking District : Palakkad
F Increase in population from last census in 2001 to 2011: 18.1 crore
Some disturbing facts:
Higher HRA for bank employees: Employees in the below-mentioned upgraded centres would get the revised/higher HRA rates and receive the arrears from 2011.
45 lacs and above
HRA will be paid at 10%
12 to 45 lacs
HRA will be paid at 9%
Asansol, Vijayawada, Rajkot, Faridabad, Srinagar, Kannur, Trivandrum, Mallapuram, Thrissur, Kozhikode, Jabalpur, Vasai-Virar, Nasik, Allahabad, Meerut, Ghaziabad,
5 to 12 lacs
HRA will be paid at 7.5%
Nellore, Kollam, Gulbarga, Ujain, Nanded Waghala, Malegaon, Sangli, Erode, Saharanpur, Noida, Firozabad, Jhansi, Siliguri.
In addition, in various towns and cities, number of small places in the outskirts have been brought as part of the bigger town/city/UA and such places would also attract the higher HRA of the concerned town/city/Urban Agglomeration.