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Re-classification of cities/towns on the basis of 2001 Census - grant of House Rent Allowance (HRA) and Compensatory (City) Allowance (CCA) to Central Government employees.

CHAPTER IV
WAGE POLICY & RELATED MATTERS

(c) Allowances & Perquistes

8. DPE/Guidelines/IV(c)/8
Re-classification of cities/towns on the basis of 2001 Census – grant of House Rent Allowance (HRA) and Compensatory (City) Allowance (CCA) to Central Government employees.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s OM No. 2(30)/E.II.(B)/97 dt. 3.10.97 relating to grant of Compensatory (City) Allowance and House Rent Allowance to Central Government employees on the recommendations of the 5th Pay Commission whereby a list of cities/ towns classified as ‘A-1’, ‘A’, ‘B-1’ and ‘B-2’ for the purpose of CCA was enclosed as Annexure-I and another list of cities/ towns classified as ‘A-1’, ‘A’, ‘B-1’, ‘B-2’ and ‘C’ for the purpose of HRA was enclosed as Annexure-II. He matter relating to reclassification of cities/ towns on the basis of census 2001 for the purposes of grant of HRA/CCA to Central Government employees has been considered by the Government.

2. The President is pleased to decide that in supersession of all the existing orders relating to classification of cities/towns for the purposes of grant of HRA/CCA to Central Government employees, cities/towns shall now be re-classified as ‘A-1’, ‘A’, ‘B-1’ and ‘B-2’ for the purposes of CCA as enumerated in annexure-I and as ‘A-1’, ‘A’, ‘B-1’, ‘B-2’ and ‘C’ class for the purpose of HRA as enumerated in Annexure-II to these orders.

3. The special orders relating to grant of HRA/CCA in localities as listed in para 3 of this Ministry’s OM No. 2(2)/E.II.(B)/93 dt. 14.5.93 shall continue to be applicable. The special orders issued vide OM No. 2(10)/91-E.II.(B) dt. 5.2.98 for grant of HRA at ‘B-2’ class city rates within the municipal limits of Jammu city, OM No. 2(30)/97-E.II.(B) dt. 18.5.98 relating to classification of Calcutta and Chennai as ‘A-1’ class for grant of HRA and OM No. 2(3)/E.II.(B)/04 dt. 1.3.2004 for classification of Goa, Port Blair and other areas of Andaman & Nicobar Island and Lakshadweep Group of Islands shall also continue to be applicable.

4. These orders shall take effect from 1.4.2004.

5. In their application to employees serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts department, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

6. Hindi version of this OM is attached.

(DPE O.M. No. 2(21)/E.II.(B)/2004 dated 18th November, 2004)
ANNEXURE-1
to OM No. 2(21)/E.II (B)/2004 dt. 18.11.2004

LIST OF ‘A-1’. ‘A’,’B-1’ AND ‘B-2 CLASS CITIES WHERE COMPENSATORY (CITY) ALLOWANCE IS ADMISSIBLE TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
Name of State/ U.T A-1 A B1 B2
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Andhra Pradesh Hyderabad (UA) - Vijayawada (UA), Visakhapatnam (UA) Warangal (UA) Guntur
Assam - - - Guwahati (UA)
Bihar - - Patna (UA)  
Chandigarh - - - Chandigarh
Chhatisgarh - - - Durg-Bhilai Nagar (UA) Raipur(UA)
Delhi Delhi (UA) - - -
Gujarat - Ahmadabad (UA) Surat (UA) Rajkot (UA) Vadodara (UA) Jamnagar (UA) Bhavnagar (UA)
Haryana - - Faridabad -
Jammu & Kashmir - - - Srinagar (UA) Jammu (UA)
Jharkhand - - Jamshedpur (UA) Dhanbad (UA) Ranchi (UA)
Karnataka Bangalore (UA) - - Belgaum (UA) Hubli-Dharward Mangalore (UA) Mysore (UA)
Kerala - - Kochi (UA) Kozhikode (UA) Thiruvananthapuram (UA)
Madhya Pradesh - - Jabalpur (UA) Bhopal (UA) Indore (UA) Gwalior (UA)
Maharashtra Greater Mumbai (UA) Nagpur (UA) Pune (UA) Nashik (UA) Amravati Aurangabad (UA) Bhiwandi (UA) Solapur Kolhapur (UA)
Orissa - - - Cuttack (UA) Bhubaneshwar (UA)
Pondicherry - - - Pondicherry (UA)
Punjab - - Amritsar (UA) Ludhiana Jalandhar (UA)
Rajasthan - Jaipur - Bikaner Jodhpur Kota
Tamilnadu Chennai (UA) - Coimbatore (UA) Madurai (UA) Salem (UA) Tiruppur (UA) Tiruchirapplli (UA)
Uttaranchal - - - Dehradun (UA)
Uttar Pradesh - Lucknow(UA) Kanpur(UA) Meerut(UA) Agra(UA) Allahabad(UA) Varanasi(UA) Moradabad Ghaziabad Aligarh Barielly(UA) Gorakhpur
West Bengal Kolkotta - Asansol(UA) -
Annexure-II

OM No.2(21)/Eii(B)/2004 dated 18.11.04

LIST OF ‘A-1, ‘A’, ‘B-2’ and ‘C’ CLASS CITIES WHERE HOUSE RENT ALLOWANCE IS ADMISSIBLE TO CERNTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

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A-1AB-1B-2C Class
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  Andhra Pradesh  
 Hyderabad (UA)-Viyayawada (UA) Warangal (UA) Visakhapatnam (UA) GunturAdilabad(UA),
Kagaznagar,
Nirmal,
Bellampalle,
mandamarri,
Mancherial(UA),
Nizamabad,
Bodhan,
Kamareddy,
Ramagundam (UA),
Jogtial,
Koratla,
Karimnagar(UA),
Sircilla,
Siddipet,
Sangareddy,
Tandur,
Mahbubnagar(UA),
Wanaparthy,
Gadwal(UA),
Bhongir,
Suryapet (UA),
Nalgonda(UA),
Miryalaguda(UA),
Khammam(UA),
Palwancha,
Kothagudem(UA),
Srikakulam(UA),
Bobbili,
Vizianagaram(UA),
Anakapalle,
Kakinada(UA),
Rajahmundry(UA),
Tuni,
Samalkot,
Pithapuram,
Amalapuram,
Tadepalligudem,
Eluru(UA),
Tanuku(UA),
Bhimavarm(UA),
narasapur,
Palocole(UA),
Nuzvid,
Gudivada,
machilipatnam,
Sattenapalle,
Vinukonda,
Narasaraopet (UA),
Chilakaluripet,
Tenali,
Ponnur,
Bapatla,
chirala(UA),
Ongole(UA),
Markapur,
Kandukur,
Kavali(UA) Nellore(UA),
Gudur(UA),
Cuddapah(UA),
Proddatur,
Rayachoti,
Kurnnool(UA),
Yemmiganur,
Adoni(UA) Nandyal(UA),
Rayadurg,
Guntakal,
Tadpatri,
Anantapur(UA),
Dharmavaram,
Kadiri,
Hindupur,
Tirupati(UA),
Srikalahasti,
Madanapalle(UA),
Chittoor.
--A&N Islands-Port Blair
--AssamGuwahati(UA)Dhubri,
Bongaigaon(UA),
Nagaon(UA),
Texpur(UA),
North Lakhimpur,
tinsukia(UA),
Dibrugarh(UA),
Sibsagar,
Jorhat(UA),
Diphu,
Silchar(UA),
Karimganj.
  Bihar  
--Patna(UA)-Bagaha,
Bettiah,
Motihari(UA),
Sitamarhi(UA),
Madhubani,
Supaul,
Araria,
Kishanganj,
Purnia(UA),
Katihar(UA),
Saharsa,
Darbhanga,
Muzaffarpur,
Gopalganj,
Siwan Chapra,
Hajipur,
Samastipur(UA),
Begusarai(UA),
Bhagalpur(UA),
Munger,
Jamalpur,
Lakhisarai,
Bihar,
Modameh,
Arrah,
Buxar,
Sasaram,
Dehri,
Jehanabad,
Aurangabad,
Gaya(UA),
Nawad,
Jamui.
--Chandigarh  
   Chandigarh 
  Chhatisgarh  
---Durg-Bhailai Nagar(UA),
Raipur(UA)
Chirmiri(UA),
Ambikapur(UA),
Raigarh(UA),
Korba,
Bilaspur(UA),
Rajnandgaon,
Dalli-Rajhara(UA),
Bhatapara,
Dhamtrai,
Jagdalpur(UA)
  Delhi  
Delhi (UA)----
  Goa  
-----
  Gujarat  
-Ahmadabad (UA) Surat(UA)Vadodara(UA)Rajkot(UA) Bhavnagar(UA)Anjar,
Bhuj(UA),
Gandhidham,
Palanpur(UA),
Deesa,
Sidhpur(UA),
Patan(UA),
Unjha,
Visnagar(UA),
Mahesana(UA),
Kadi(UA),
Himatnagar,
Modasa,
Malol(UA),
Gandhinagar,
Viramgam,
Dholka(UA),
Dhrangadhra,
Wadhwan(UA),
Morvi(UA),
Gondal(UA),
Upleta,
Dhoraji,
Jetpur Navagadh,
Jamnagar(UA),
Porbandar(UA),
Junagdh(UA),
Keshod,Mangrol(UA),
Verval(UA),
Una,
Amreli(UA),
Savarkundla,
Botad,
Patilana,
Mahuva(UA),
anand(UA),
Petlad,
Khambhat(UA),
Borsad,
Nadiad(UA),
Godhra(UA),
Dohad(UA),
Godhra(UA),
Dohad(UA),
Dabhoi,
Bhruch(UA),
Anklesvar(UA),
Bardoli,
Navsari(UA),
Bilimora(UA),
Valsad(UA),
Vapi.
  Haryana  
--Faridabad-Panchdula Urban Estate,
Ambala,
Ambala(UA),
Yamunanagar(UA),
Thanesar(UA),
Kaithal,
Panipat(UA),
Karnal(UA),
Sonipat(UA),
Narwana,
Jind,
Tohana,
Fatehabad,
Mandi-Dabwali,
Sirsa,
Hisar(UA),
Hansi,
Bhiwani,
Rohatak(UA),
Bahadurgarh(UA),
Narnaul,
Rewari,
Gurgaon(UA),
Palwal.
  Himachal Pradeshdi
----Shimla(UA)
  J&K  
---Srinagar(UA)Sopore(UA),
Baramula(UA),
Anantnag(UA),
Udhampur(UA),
Jammu(UA)
  Jharkhand  
---Jamshedpur(UA) Ranchi(UA)Daltonganj,
Ramgarh(UA),
Hazaribag(UA),
Saunda,
Jhumri-Tilaiya,
Giridih(UA),
Deophar(UA),
Sahilbganj,
Dhanbad(UA),
Phusro(UA),
Bokaro Steel City(UA),
Chaibasa
  Karnataka  
-Bangalore (UA)-Hubli-Dharwad,
Mysore(UA)
Nipani,
Gokak,
Belgaum(UA),
Jamkhandi,
Rabkavi-Banhatti,
Bagalkot,
Ilkal,
Bijapur(UA),
Gulbarga(UA),
Shahabad(UA),
Yadgir,
Basavakalyan,
Bidar(UA),
Raichur,
Sindhnur,
Gangawati(UA),
Koppal,
Gadag-Betigeri,
Dandeli,
Karwar(UA),
Sirsi(UA),
Haveri,
Ranibennur,
Hospet,
Bellary,
Chitradurga(UA),
Harihar(UA),
Davanagere,
Sagar,
Shimoga,
Bhadravati,
Udupi(UA),
Chikmagalur,
Sira,
Tumkur,
Tiptur,
Chik Ballapur,
Chintamani,
Kolar,
Robertsonpet (UA),
Dod Ballapur,
Ramanagaram,
Channapatna,
Mandya,
hassan(UA),
Mangalore(UA),
Chamarajanagar,
Kollegal.
  Kerala  
---Kochi(UA) Thiruvanantha-Puram(UA)Kasaragod(UA),
Kanhangad(UA),
Kannur(UA),
Payyannur,
Taliparamba,
Vadakara(UA),
Quilandy,
Kozhikode(UA),
Malappuram(UA),
Tirur,
Ponnani,
Palakkad(UA),
Kunnamkulam,
Thrissur(UA),
Kottayam(UA),
Changanassery,
Alappuzha(UA),
Kayamkulam,
Thiruvalla,
Kollam(UA),
Nedumangad,
Neyyattinkara.
  Madhya Pradesh  
--Indore(UA) Bhopal(UA)Gwalior(UA) Jabalpur(UA)Sheopur(UA),
Morena,
Bhind,
Dabra,
Datia,
Shivpuri,
Guna,
Ashoknagar,
Tikamgarh,
Chhatarpur(UA),
Bina-Etawa(UA),
Sagar(UA),
Damoh(UA),
Satna(UA),
Rewa,
Shahdol,
Singrauli,
Neemuch(UA),
Mandsaur(UA),
Jaora(UA),
Ratlam(UA),
Nagda,
Ujjain(UA),
Shjapur(UA),
Dewas,
Dhar,
Pithampur,
Mhow Cantt(UA),
Khargone(UA),
Khandwa,
Burhanpur,
Basoda(UA),
Vidisha,
Sehore(UA),
Betul(UA),
Sarni,
Harda(UA),
Itarsi(UA),
Hoshangabad,
Murwara(Katni) Chhindwara(UA),
Seoni,
Balaghat(UA).
  Maharshtra  
Greater Mumbai (UA)Nagpur (UA) Pune(UA)Nashik(UA)Amravati,
Aurangabad(UA) Bhilwandi(UA),
Solapur
Nandurbar,
Shirpur-Warwade,
Dhule,
Chopda,
Bhusawal(UA),
Jalgaon,
Malkapur,
Khamgaon,
Buldana,
Akola,
Akot,
Karanja,
Washim,
Anjangaon,
Achalpur,
Wardha,
Hinganghat,
Kamptee(UA),
Bhandara,
Gondiya,
Bhadravati,
Chandrapur,
Ballarpur,
Yavatmal(UA),
Pusad,
Wani,
Nanded-Waghala,
Hindgoli,
Basmath,
Parbhani,
Jalna,
Malegaon,
Manmad,
Palghar,
Vasai(UA),
Virar,
nalasopara,
Panvel,
Navi Mumbai,
Khopoli,
Lonavala,
Baramati,
Sangambner,
Kopargaon,
Shrirampur(UA),
Ahmadnagar(UA),
Bid,
Parli,
Ambejogai,
Latur,
Udgir,
Osmanabad,
Barshi,
Pandharpur,
Phaltan,
Satara,
Karad,
Ratnagiri,
Ichalkarnaji (UA),
Kolhapur(UA),
Uran Islampur,
Sangli(UA).
  Manipur  
----Impal(UA)
  Mizoram  
-- -Aizawl
  Meghalaya  
----Tura,
Shillong(UA)
  Nagaland  
----Dimapur,
Kohima
  Orissa  
---Cuttak(UA) BhubaneshwarBargarh,
Brajarannagar,
Jharsguda,
Sambalpur(UA),
Raurkela(UA),
Barbil,
Kendujhar,
Baripada(UA),
Balaeshwar(UA),
Bhadrak,
Paradip,
Dhenkanal,
Jatnai(UA),
Puri,
Brahmapur,
Balangir,
Bhawanipatan,
Rayagada,
Sunabeda,
Jeypur
  Punjab  
--LudhianaAmritsar(UA) Jalandhar(UA)Pathankot(UA),
Gurdaspur(UA),
Batala(UA),
Taran-Taran,
Kapurthala,
Phagwara(UA),
Hoshiarpur,
S.A.S. Nagar(Mohali),
Gobindgarh(UA),
Khanna,
Jagraon,
Moga(UA),
Firozpur,
Firozpur Cantt.(CB),
Fazilka,
Abohar,
Malout,
Muktsar,
Faridcot(UA),
Kot Kapura,
Bathinda,
Mansa,
Barnala,
Malerkotla,
Sangrur,
Sunam(UA),
Nabha,
Patialia(UA),
Rajpura Pondicherry(UA),
Karaikal.
  Pondicherry  
---- 
  Rajasthan  
-Jaipur Bikaner,
Jodhpur kota (UA)
Ganganagar (UA) Suratgarh,
Hanumangarh,
Sardarshahar,
Churu(UA),
Ratangarh,
Sujangarh,
Jhunjhunun,
Nawalgarh,
Alwar(UA),
Bharatpur(UA),
Bari,
Dhaulpur(UA),
Hindaun,
Karauli,
Gangapur City(UA),
Sawai Modhopur(UA),
Dausa,
Chomu,
Fatehpur,
Sikar(UA),
Ladnu,
Nagapur(UA),
Makrana(UA),
Kuchamancity,
Jaisalmer,
Balotra,
Barmer,
Pali Kishangarh,
Ajmer(UA),
Beawar(UA),
Tonk,
Bundi,
Bhilwara,
Rajsamand,
Udaipur,
Banswara(UA),
Chitturgarh,
Nimbahera,
Baran.
  Tamil Nadu  
-Chennai(UA)-Salem(UA) Coimbatore(UA) Tiruchirappalli (UA) Madurai(UA)Erode(UA),
Bhavani(UA),
Chengalpattu,
Kancheepuram(UA),
Vellore(UA),
Gudiyatham(UA),
Arakonam,
Vaniyambadi(UA),
Ambur,
Tirupathur,
Hosur,
Krishnagiri,
Dharmapuri,
Arani,
Tiruvannamalai,
Tindivanam,
Viluppuram,
Mettur,
Attur,
Tiruchengode,
Namakkal,
Gobi-chettipalayam,
Dharapuram,
Coonoor(UA),
Udhagamandalam,
Tiruppur(UA),
Mettupalayam,
Pallachi(UA),
Udumalaipettai,
Valparai,
Palani,
Dindigul,
Karur(UA),
Neyveli(UA),
Panruti,
Cuddalore,
Chidambaram(UA),
Virudhachalam,
Mayiladuthurai,
Nagapattinam,
Thiruvarur,
Mannargudi Kumbadonam(UA),
Thanjavur,
Pattukkottai,
Pudukkottai,
Karaikkudi(UA),
Kodinayakanur,
Theni-Allinagaram,
Kambam,
Rajapalayam,
Srivilliputhur,
Sivakasi(UA),
Virudhunagar,
Aruppuddottai,
paramakudi,
Ramanathapuram,
Kovilpatti,
Thoothukkudi (UA),
Pulihyanduti,
Sankarankoilo,
Kadayanallur,
Tenkasi,
Tirunelveli(UA),
Nagercoil.
  Tripura  
----Agartala
  Uttaranchal  
----Dehradun(UA),
Rishikesh(UA),
Haldwani cun Kathogadam(UA),
Kashipur,
Rudrapur,
Roorkee(UA),
Hardwar(UA)
  Uttar Pradesh  
-Lucknow (UA) Kanpur(UA)Meerut (UA) Agra(UA) Varanasi(UA)Moradabad,
Ghaziabad,
Aligarh,
Bareilly(UA),
Allahabad(UA),
Gorakhpur
Saharanpur,
Gangoh,
Deoband,
Kairana,
Shamli,
Muzaffarnagar(UA),
Khatauli,
Kiratpur(UA),
Nijibabad,
Bijnor(UA),
Nagina,
Sherkot,
Chandpur,
Sambhal,
Chandausi,
Rampur,
Amroha,
Hasanpur,
Mawana,
Baraut,
Modinagar(UA),
Muradnagar,
Loni,
Behta Hajipur,
Pilkhuwa,
Hapur,
Noida,
Dadri Sikandrabad,
Bulandshahar,
Janhangirabad,
Khurja,
Hathras(UA),
Mathura (UA),
Vrindavan,
Firozabd(UA),
Shikohabad,
Kasganj,
Etah,
Mainpuri(UA),
Sahaswan,
Ujhani,
Budaun,
Baheri,
Faridpur,
Pilibhit,
Bisalpur,
Tilhar,
Shahjahanpur(UA),
Gola Gokarannath,
Lakhimpur,
Sitapur,
Laharpur,
Shahabad,
Hardoi,
Unnao,
Gangaghat,
RaeBareli,
Farrukhabad-cum-Fatehgarh(UA),
Chhibramau,
Kannauj,
Etawah,
Auraiya,
Jalaun,
Orai,
Konch,
Mauranipur,
Jhansi(UA),
Lalitpur,
Rath,
Mohaba,
Banda(UA),
Fatehpur,
Bela Pratagarh,
Barabandi(UA),
Faizabd(UA),
Tanda,
Sultanpur,
Bahraich,
Balrampur,
Gonda,
Basti,
Deoria,
Mubarakpur(UA),
Azamgarh,
Maunth Bhanjan,
Ballia,
Jaunpur,
Ghazipur (UA),
Mughalsarai (UA),
Bhadohi,
Mirzapur-cum-Vindhyachal,
Obra,
Renukoot(UA)
  West Bengal  
-Kolkatta--Siliguri,
barliling(UA),
Alipurduar(UA),
Jalpaiguri,
Koch Bihar(UA),
Raiganj(UA),
Islampur,
Balurghat(UA),
Gangarmpur,
English Bazar(UA),
Baharampur(UA),
Dhulian,
Jangipur,
Kandi,
Rampurhat,
Suri,
Bolpur,
Asansol(UA),
Katwa(UA),
Kalna(UA),
Durgapur,
Barddhaman,
Nabadwip(UA),
Birnagar(UA),
Ranaghat(UA),
Krishna Nagar(UA),
Chakdaha(UA),
Santipur,
Habra(UA),
Bangaon,
Basirhat,
Arambag,
Bandura,
Bishnupur,
Puruliya,
Kharagpur(UA),
Ghatal,
Medinipur,
Jhargram,
Haldia,
Contai