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7th CPC likely to propose higher HRA rates

7th CPC likely to propose higher HRA rates: The Seventh Pay Commission may hike the HRA - the House Rent Allowance admissible to the central government staff. The move is aimed to encourage property owners to rent out their properties and to reduce the shortage of rented out houses.The pay commission may recommend for four categories instead of the existing three. The employees under the current category 'X' cities may be eligible for HRA ....
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1. LTC Rules is allowed all Government servants irrespective of the distance between headquarters and their home town.
2. LTC Rules is allowed Hometown" means the town, village or any other place declared as such by the servant and accepted by the controlling officer.
3. LTC Rules is allowed only to those who have completed one year of service on the date of journey.
4. LTC Rules is allowed for self and family.
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