Jolly demands HRA for govt. employees, petitions Fin. Min.

Port Blair
13 Mar 2018

The state president of BJP A&N Islands Mr. Vishal Jolly has taken up the issue with Mr. Arun Jaitley, Minister of Finance for sanction of Hard Area Allowance (HRA) for the employees of in A&N Islands. Government servants posted in Nicobar group of islands only are getting Hard Area category. Similarly, it may be applied to other hard areas of the Union Territory.  Armed personnel posted in this UT too are eligible for exemption of Tax of Rs. 3250 per month under Island Special Duty Allowance, whereas the employees working in the UT Administration/Central Govt. are not getting the benefit of Tax Exemption. The letter is sent to Mr. Arun Jaitley, Minister of Finance and a copy has been sent to Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of Personnel & Training, Govt. of India. Similarly one copy was submitted to Hon’ble Lt. Governor, A&N Islands for submitting the proposal in this regard with the calculation of additional amount needs from the exchequer.