The Empowered Committee of Secretaries or E-CoS which submitted its report on higher allowances and HRA as per the 7th Pay Commission recommendations has capped the HRA at 27 per cent. Reports state that E-CoS has submitted its report on higher allowances like House Rent Allowance (HRA), Dearness Allowance (DA) and Transport Allowance (TA). The E-CoSrecommended HRA slab ranging between 25%-27% of the basic as against demands of 30%, 20% and 10%. The proposal to hike the salary will be placed before the Cabinet next week. The proposal will be accepted by the Prime Minister and his Cabinet. The announcement to this effect will be made next week by June 7.