Admissibility of HRA in case of residing in Govt. Guest House/Transit Facility
CONTROLLER GENERAL OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS
ULAN BATAR ROAD, PALAM, DELHI CANTT -10
No. AN/XII/18001/1/GH Dated: 05th Jan 2017
PCA (Fys) Kolkata
Subject: Admissibility of HRA in case of residing in Govt. Guest House/Transit Facility
Reference: HQrs Office Important Circulars No. AN/XVIII/1/18001/GH dated 21.11.200 and AN/XIV/14153/III/HRA/CCA/Vol.-X dated 18.03.2011
Comprehensive guidelines have been issued on the subject vide HQrs Office Important Circular dated 21.11.2000, to regulate the stay of officials at Guest Houses/transit accommodations. Further, HQrs Office Circular dated 18.03.2011 clearly stipulates that those occupying Government accommodation are not eligible for HRA and that the officers staying in the Inspection Quarters/Bungalow etc. in the Headquarters of their posting will not be entitled to draw HRA for the period during which they stay in the Inspection Quarters/Bungalow etc.
2. Despite this, HQrs office is in receipt of reference from PCDA/CDA asking for clarification on the subject matter.
3. It is therefore, reiterated that those residing in Government accommodation be it Inspection Quarter or Transit Facility or Guest House shall not be granted HRA as stipulated vide GOI, Ministry of Communications, in consultation with Ministry of Finance, vide their letter No. 14-4/85-NB dated 26.11.1985. Action may be taken accordingly.