Retention of Railway accommodation in the event of deputation of Railway officers to non-Railway PSUs / Statutory / Autonomous Bodies / Societies
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA/Bharat Sarkar
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS/Rail Mantralaya
New Delhi, Dated:10.12.15.
The General Managers,
All Indian Railways/PSUs and others.
Sub: Retention of Railway accommodation in the event of deputation of Railway officers to non-Railway PSUs / Statutory / Autonomous Bodies / Societies.
The existing policy instructions on retention of Railway accommodation for officer proceeding on deputation to non-Railway PSUs/Societies are contained in Board’s letter No.E(G) 2000 QR-1-23 dated 01.06.2001. As per these instructions Railway officers in the event of their deputation to non-Railway PSUs/Societies are eligible to retain Railway accommodation for a period of two months after which they are to be treated as unauthorized occupants.
2. The aforesaid instructions regarding retention of Railway accommodation by Railway officers on deputation to non-Railway PSUs/Societies have since been reviewed by Railway Board. In exercise of the powers vested with full Board far making reasonable relaxations in public interest in all or any of the existing provisions regarding allotment/retention of Railway accommodation and charging of rent therefor for a class/group of employees, Railway Board have now decided in partial modifications of the existing instructions that Railway officers posted to non-Railway PSUs/Statutory/Autonomous Bodies/ Societies on mandatory basis shall be eligible to retain Railway accommodation during the period of deputation. In such cases it shall be required that the office of Establishment Officer. Department of Personnel & Training issues a certificate that the posting of the officer concerned to PSU / Statutory/Autonomous Bodies/Society is on mandatory basis without seeking his/her option and is in public interest,
3, In cases of employees on deputation to PSUs/Statutory/Autonomous Bodies/Societies who are allowed to retain their Railway accommodation as above, the concerned PSU/Organization shall credit to the concerned Railway Unit the amount equivalent to the entitlement for the House Rent Allowance of the Railway employee availing the retention facility plus the flat rate of Licence fee prescribed by the Railway.
4.This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways
5. Please acknowledge receipt,