Admissibility of House Rent Allowance in the event of non-acceptance or surrender of residential accommodation
The Secretary (E),
Sub : Admissibility of House Rent Allowance in the event of non-acceptance or surrender of residential accommodation.
Ref: (i) NFIR’s PNM Item No. 40/2012.
(ii) Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2010/HRA-2 dated 16/05/1988 and 08/12/2010.
(iii) NFIR’s letter No. U5(c)/Part I dated 22/02/2016, 25/04/2016, 01/08/2016,04/11/2016 , 07/04/2017 & 19/06/2017.
Federation invites kind attention of the Railway Board to letter dated 08/12/2010 (RBE No. 176/2010) wherein powers delegated to the GMs and other HoDs directly controlling allotment of quarters to Railway employees for sanction of HRA in accordance with the provisions contained in Board’s letter dated 16/05/1988 were extended w.e.f. 01/04/2010 to 31/03/2017. Reports received by the Federation reveal that the situations available in the field have not undergone material change, thus there is need to extend further these powers atleast upto further period of 10 years w.e.f. 01/04/2017. In this connection Board may also connect NFIR’s PNM item No. 40/2012 and Federation’s letter on the subject.
NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to issue instructions, extending delegation of powers to the GMs and other HoDs to sanction HRA atleast upto 31/03/2027. A copy of the instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
Source : NFIR