5th pay commission punjab salary revision, fifth pay commission of panjab salary allowances

The Punjab government on August 12 notified that the employees would get their allowances with revised salaries following the implementation of the Punjab Fifth Pay Commission.

According to the Punjab Government, the revised salaries, with new allowances, will be effective from August 1, 2009 and the new salaries will be paid to employees by the end of this month.

Punjab Fifth Pay Commission report regarding new pay scales was already notified but notification for the allowances was pending.

The Punjab government has decided to retain the old classification of cities (2003), for the HRA hence the revised HRA will be paid according to the old classification of cities.

For Cities with a population of 50 lakh and above, the HRA will be 30 per cent of the basic pay
For cities within population of 5 lakh and 50 lakh range, the HRA will be paid 20 per cent of the basic pay.
For employees posted in Patiala and Bathinda, the HRA is 15 per cent.
Those employees posted in cities with more than 50,000, but less than 5 lakh population, the HRA will be 12.5 per cent, and
Those residing in cities or towns less than 50,000 people, including villages, will get 10 per cent of pay as HRA.


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