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House Rent Allowance (HRA) in Budget 2023-24

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بجٹ 2023-24 میں مکان کرایہ الاؤنس (ایچ آر اے)

All employees of Pakistan demand an Increase in house Rent Allowance (HRA) in Budget 2023-24 Pakistan. There is news of a 30% increase in salary in Budget 2023-24 for the employees. The employees have a big issue with HRA too as it is very serious as the rate of House Rent Allowance that the employees are getting is meager as compared to the actual rents of houses they hired. The rates of HRA are not only very high in big cities but the small/other cities have also high rates of Rented House.

Enhancement / Increase House Rent Allowance (HRA) in Budget 2023-24 Major Demand of Employees

The last time the rates of HRA Government increased in 2017 and even after a period of 6 years there is no change in the HRA. The employees are getting now a house rent allowance at the initial of 2008 basic pay scales and in 2017 there was a 50% increase in HRA. due to the hike in the rates of houses on rent, the employees request the Government to enhance the HRA in the coming budget of 2023.  The average rates of rented houses in some cities are as under:

Average Rates of Rented House

Cities / RatesOne Bed RoomTwo Bed Room (Minimum Rates)
Rates of Houses on Rent in Islamabad20000/- to 30000/-50000/- to 60000/-
Rates of Houses on Rent in Karachi 20000/- to 30000/-50000/- to 60000/-
Rates of Houses on Rent in Lahore 15000 to 20000/-20000/- to 40000/-
Rates of Houses on Rent in Multan 10000/- to  15000/-15000/- to 30,000/-

Existing Rates of HRA All Pakistan except KPK

BPS of EmployeeHRA in Other Cities (30%)HRA in Big Cities (45%)
BPS-011337.002006.00
BPS-021367.002051.00
BPS-031413.002120.00
BPS-041458.002187.00
BPS-051503.002255.00
BPS-061544.002316.00
BPS-071589.002384.00
BPS-081650.002475.00
BPS-091719.002579.00
BPS-101781.002672.00
BPS-111853.002780.00
BPS-121961.002942.00
BPS-132091.003137.00
BPS-142214.003321.00
BPS-152349.003524.00
BPS-162727.004091.00
BPS-174433.006650.00
BPS-185810.008715.00
House Rent Allowance (HRA) in Budget 2023-24

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa HRA Rates

BPSPeshawarOther Cities in KPK
BPS-012,697.002,005.00
BPS-022,719.002,049.00
BPS-033,542.002,120.00
BPS-043,576.002,187.00
BPS-053,310.002,255.00
BPS-063,640.002,315.00
BPS-074,968.002,383.00
BPS-085,013.002,474.00
BPS-095,066.002,579.00
BPS-105,111.002,670.00
BPS-116,909.002,778.00
BPS-126,990.002,940.00
BPS-137,088.003,135.00
BPS-148,640.003,321.00
BPS-158,741.003,524.00
BPS-169,024.004,091.00
BPS-1712,557.006,649.00
BPS-1813,590.008,714.00
BPS-1918,684.0013,284.00
BPS-2023,074.0015,758.00
BPS-2127,024.0017,469.00
BPS-2232,292.0018,684.00
House Rent Allowance (HRA) in Budget 2023-24

Existing Rates of Rental Ceiling for Hiring

The existing rates of the rental ceiling of hiring 2021 are applicable for the Government employees residing in 5 major cities of Pakistan as under:

  • Islamabad/Rawalpindi
  • Lahore
  • Karachi
  • Quetta
  • Peshawar
Entitlement B.S.IslamabadOther Specified Station
1-2Rs.7029/-Rs.6591/-
3-6Rs.10980/-Rs.9654/-
7-10Rs.16403/-Rs.14682/-
11-13Rs.24744/-Rs.21462/-
14-16Rs.31085/-Rs.27134/-
17-18Rs.41147/-Rs.35898/-
19Rs.54704/-Rs.46816/-
20.Rs.68700/-Rs.59079/-
22Rs.82261/-Rs.71107/-
22Rs.98444/-Rs.89230/-
House Rent Allowance (HRA) in Budget 2023-24
Why Increase in House Rent Allowance (HRA) in Budget 2023-24 Employees Demand
House Rent Allowance (HRA) in Budget 2023-24

How Much HRA Should be Enhanced in Budget 2023-2023?

Keeping in view the above facts Government should grant the House Rent Allowance on the initial of the revised pay Scales 2022 Pakistan. As the Government of Pakistan issued the Revised Basic Pay Scales 2022 in July 2022, the employees request that HRA should be a minimum of 30% and 45% of the initial of 2022 Pay Scales.

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