Tuesday, September 25, 2007

upgradation of the city of Bangalore




Manishinath Bhawan

A/2/95 Rajouri Garden

New Delhi. 110 027


Phone No. 011 2510 5324

Fax           011 2510 5324


Dated: 25th September,2007.



Dear Comrades,



            We are happy to inform you that the efforts to convert Bangalore city as 'A-I' for the purpose of House Rent Allowance/ City Compensatory and other allowances have atlast  borne fruit.  The Orders   issued  in this regard by the Government of India in F No. 2(6)2007-E.II(B) dated 21st September, 2007 is enclosed.  We convey grateful thanks for the efforts taken by quite number of comrades especially those in the COC at Bangalore but for whose persistent efforts the regrouping of the localities in the Municipal area of Bangalore city by the Government of Karnataka would not have been possible.


Thanking you once again,


Yours fraternally,




Secretary General.



















No. 2(6)/2007-E.II (B)

Government of India

Ministry of Finance

Department of Expenditure



New Delhi, the 21st September, 2007.





Subject:            Upgradation of Bangalore as A-1 class city for the purpose of House

Rent Allowance/Compensatory(City) Allowance – regarding.



            The undersigned is directed to invite attention to this Ministry's O.M. No. 2(21)/E(B)/2004 dated 18.11.2004 regarding re-classification/upgradation of cities on the basis of the population figures of 2001 census for the purpose of House Rent Allowance/Compensatory (city) Allowance to the Central Government employees and to say that consequent upon re-constitution of the area of Bangalore Mahanagara Palike and re-naming it as Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike with the addition of certain areas within its Municipal limits vide notification No. UDD 92 MNY 2006 dated 16.01.2007 of the Government of Karnataka the population of 'Brukat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike' has increased and therefore, qualifies for classification as 'A-I' class city for the purpose of House Rent Allowance/Compensatory (City) Allowance to the Central Government employees.


2. The President is, accordingly, pleased to decide that the city of Bangalore (including existing Urban Agglomeration) shall stand classified as 'A-I' class city for the purpose of grant of House Rent Allowance/ Compensatory (City) Allowance to the Central Government employees posted there.


3. These orders shall be effective from 1st October, 2007.


4. The orders will apply to all civilian employees of the Central Government.  The orders will also be applicable to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Service Estimates.   In respect of Armed Forces personnel and Railway employees, separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Railways, respectively.


5. In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.


                                                                                    (R. Prem Anand)

                                                            Under Secretary to the Government of India.


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