Haryana grants house rent allowance to 3.5 lakh employees
Eyeing the forthcoming Assembly elections, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday announced a bonanza for employees by granting them house rent allowance as per the recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission.
The revised house rent allowance would be implemented with effect from August 1 and it would benefit about 3.5 lakh employees.
This decision would put an additional expenditure of Rs 1,900 crore on the state exchequer, a government statement said.
The Chief Minister announced this and several other incentives for government employees after an over six-hour meeting here with the representatives of employees and trade unions, like the Haryana Karamchari Mahasangh, Sarva Karamchari Sangh, Rajya Karamchari Sangh and Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh.