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HRA - Terms of Application for Government Accommodation and the issuance of a 'No Accommodation Certificate' for the admissibility of a House Rent Allowance

HRA - Terms of Application for Government Accommodation and the issuance of a 'No Accommodation Certificate' for the admissibility of a House Rent Allowance


Central Government Accommodation HRA CGDA


IMMEDIATE
POLICY MATTER

CONTROLLER GENERAL OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt.- 110010
No. AN/XII/18007/1/Vol.54

Dated: 10.02.2020

KIND ATTENTION OF PCDA/ CDA/ ESTATE OFFICERS

To
All PCsDA/CsDA
PCA (Fys) Kolkata
(Through CGDA’s website)

Sub: Dispensation of conditions of applying for Government Accommodation and furnishing of ‘No Accommodation Certificate’ for admissibility of House Rent Allowance.

Reference is invited to Govt. of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure Office Memorandum No. 2/5/2017-E.IIB dated 05.03.2019 (copy attached) wherein the Ministry has dispensed with the condition of applying for Government Accommodation and furnishing of ‘No Accommodation Certificate’ by Central Government employees to become eligible for HRA, in respect of General Pool Residential Accommodation (GPRA) controlled by Directorate of Estate, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. It has been further stipulated in the ibid Office Memorandum that Ministries/Departments having their separate pool of residential accommodation for their employees other than GPRA, have been suggested to adopt these provision, wherever feasible.

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Accordingly, comments from PCDA/ CDA/ Estate Officers were called for and the matter was under consideration at this office. Now, in terms of rules contained in Allotment of DAD Pool Residential Accommodation Rules, 2019, it has been decided with the approval of Competent Authority that the provision of Govt. of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure Office Memorandum No. 2/5/2017-E.IIB dated 05.03.2019 shall be applied to DAD Pool Residential Accommodations except Reserved or Appointment accommodation at various stations pan India with retrospective effect ie. w.e.f. 05.03.2019, the date of issue of ibid orders.

PCDA/ CDA/ Estate Officers are therefore requested to apply the ibid Office Memorandum dated 05.03.2019 on DAD Pool Residential Accommodations except Reserved or Appointment accommodation and dispense with the conditions of applying for Government Accommodation and furnishing of ‘No Accommodation Certificate’ for admissibility of House Rent Allowance w.e.f. 05.03.2019.

Encl: As above

(Rajeev Ranjan Ktimar)
Deputy CGDA (Admin)

Source: CGDA

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