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One time relaxation for retention of railway accommodation in view of COVID 19

RBE No. 47/2020

GOVERNMENT Of INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY Of RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. E(G) 2020 RN 2-COVID-19

New Delhi, dated 01.07.2020

The General Manager/Director General
All Indian Railways/Production Units/RDSO-Lucknow
(As per standard mailing list)

Sub: One time relaxation for retention of railway accommodation in view of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Vide letter of even number dated 19.05.2020 (RBE. No 38/2020), Board had allowed suo-motu retention of railway accommodation by officers/staff for the period from 17.03.2020 to 30.06.2020 in line with the decision taken by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs tor the allottees of General Pool Residential Accommodation. Considering the hardships faced by allottees in hiring alternate accommodation, arranging labour for shifting due to increase in COVID-19 cases, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, vide their OM No. 12035/2/2020.Pol.II dated 22.06.2020, have now allowed additional 15 days i.e. upto 15.07.2020 on the same terms and conditions contained in their OM dated 05.05.2020 and advised the concerned allottees to vacate the accommodation on or before 15.07.2020 to avoid levying of damage charges/market rent.

2. In line with the above decision of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Board have, in partial modification of Board’s letter of even number dated 19.05.2020, decided to allow additional 15 days ie. up to 15.07.2020 to all the railway employees occupying railway quarters, on the same terms and conditions. Railway officers/staff occupying railway quarters are accordingly advised to vacate the railway accommodation on or before 15.07.2020 to avoid levying of damage charges/market rent.

3. This issue with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

4. Please acknowledge receipt

(Anita Gautam)
Director Establishment (Gent.)
Railway Board

Signed Copy

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