Chandigarh, November 19: The state government of Haryana has taken a decision to revise House Rent Allowance (HRA) to state ministers. The HRA will be hiked from Rs 50,000 to Rs 80,000 and Rs 20,000 to cover water and electricity charges. According to reports, the Cabinet under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar decided to revise the ministers' HRA by bringing an amendment in a rule of the Haryana Ministers Allowances Rules, 1972.
The new rules will be called the Haryana Ministers Allowances (Amendment) Rules, 2019. According to the revised rule, the ministers will now get a total HRA of Rs 1 lakh per month. An official statement in Chandigarh said that the Cabinet also took an in-principle decision to bring an amendment under relevant section of the Haryana Panchayati Raj Act, allowing devolution of powers to the Gram Sabha to ban the sale of liquor within the local area of the Gram Panchayat. 7th Pay Commission Latest Update: Central Government May Hike Minimum Pay of Its Employees in November 2019.
The official release said that all allowances admissible to ministers have been revised by the government from or after April 1, 2016 except House Rent Allowance which was last revised on June 2, 2011. This was the first meeting of the Council of Ministers after Manohar Lal Khattar expanded his Cabinet. Ten members of the cabinet were sworn in on November 14. Khattar and his deputy, Dushyant Chautala had taken oath on October 27.