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Admissibility of HRA of non-acceptance or surrender of residential accommodation

Admissibility of HRA of non-acceptance or surrender of residential accommodation

NFIR writes letter to Railway Board


No. I/5(c)/Part I

Dated: 15/07/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

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.

Yours faithfully

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source : NFIR

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  1. I am a resident of najafgarh, new Delhi and serving in Arunachal pradesh in CRPF. According to 7th cpc for which class I should apply for House rent allowance

  2. My Colleague who is working at DGQA, Bangalore was staying in the Govt Accommodation under DGQA. Recently he acquired a flat in the city and shifted his residence, He has taken loan from bank for the flat. His superannuation is in 2019. The Govt accommodation he was holding has been allotted to another person of the office. Now his department is saying that he is not entitled to HRA as the individual vacated got accommodation.

    Please clarify whether he is entitled for HRA or not. Under which rule position he an claim the HRA.


    N Lakshminarayana


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