08 Mar, 2019 12a.m.

Condition of ‘No Accommodation Certificate’ for HRA dispensed with

No. 2/5/2017-E.IIB
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 5th March 2019

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

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

Several references are being received in this Department to review the condition of applying for Government Accommodation and furnishing of ‘No Accommodation Certificate’ for admissibility of House Rent Allowance as contained in Para 4(a) of this Department’s O.M. No. 2(37)-E.II(B)/64 dated 27.11.1965 read with Para 1(1) of 0.M. No.11011/1/E.II(B)/75 dated 25.02.1977.

2. The matter has been examined in this Department and in supersession of Para 4(a) of this Department’s O.M. No. 2(37)-E.II(B)/64 dated 27.11.1965 read with Para 1(1) of O.M. No.11011/1/E.II(B)/75 dated 25.02.1977 and to simplify the procedure relating to grant of House Rent Allowance to Central Government employees, the President, in consultation with Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and the Staff Side of the National Council (J.C.M.), is pleased to decide that the conditions of applying for Government Accommodation and furnishing of ‘No Accommodation Certificate’ by Central Government employees to become eligible for House Rent Allowance, are dispensed with for all places, in respect of General Pool Residential Accommodation(GPRA) controlled by Directorate of Estates.

3. Ministries/Departments having their separate pool of residential accommodation for their employees other than GPRA may adopt these provisions, wherever feasible.

4. These orders shall be effective from the date of issue of the orders.

5. In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

Hindi version is attached.

(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

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