Approval for 27% House Rent Allowance in Greater Hyderabad for Railway Staff

The Government of India, Ministry of Railways, Railway Board, issued a notification (No.E(P&A)IN/2023/HRA-1) dated September 19, 2023, addressed to the General Manager (P) of the South Central Railway in Secunderabad. The notification pertains to the grant of House Rent Allowance (HRA) to railway staff working at Tellapur (TLPR), Ramachandrapuram (RCPT), and Nagulapalli (NPL) stations, all located within 8 kilometers from the periphery of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) limits.

Government of India’s Decision on House Rent Allowance for Railway Employees

RAILWAY BOARD (रेलवे बोर्ड)


New Delhi, dated 19.09.2023.

The General Manager (P)
South Central Railway

Sub: Grant of 27% House Rent Allowance to the staff working at Tellapur [TLPR], Ramachandrapuram (RCPT) and Nagulapalli [NPL] stations situated within 8 Kms. from the periphery of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) limits.

Ref: SCR’s letter No. P[RI/54/HRA/TLPR, RCPT & NPL dated 26.05.2023.

South Central Railway’s proposal under reference has been examined in Board’s office in consultation with Finance Dte of Railway Board and the same was referred to Ministry of Finance (Deptt. of Expenditure) for initial sanction which has since been received from Ministry of Finance. The President is, therefore, pleased to decide that initial sanction of House Rent Allowance at Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) (‘X’ Class City) rates (@27% of basic pay) to the Railway Staff posted at Tellapur [TLPR], Ramachandrapuram (RCPT) and Nagulapalli [NPL] Railway Stations is agreed to, subject to fulfilment of conditions laid down for grant of House Rent Allowance.

  1. The grant of HRA at higher rates shall take effect from the date of issue of the Certificates from the concerned Collector i.e. 28.04.2023, initially (a) for a period of three years (b) till the places ‘Tellapur [TLPR], Ramachandrapuram (RCPT) and Nagulapalli [NPL] continue to fulfil the conditions as laid down in para 2 of Board’s letter dated 22.07.1965 as amended/modified from time to time or (c) till issue of any further instructions in this regard by the Ministry of Railways, whichever is earlier.
  2. The period mentioned at (a) of para 2 above, may, however, be extended after obtaining a fresh Dependency Certificate as prescribed in para 2 of Board’s letter dt. 22.07.1965, as amended from time to time and in accordance with the provisions of Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-85/ HRA-12 dated 11.03.1986.
  3. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

(Gaurav Puri)
Dy. Director, PC-V
Railway Board
Tele No. – 011-47845119
E-mail [ID : gaurav.rb1[at]

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