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Admissibility of HRA during Study Leave

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Admissibility of HRA during Study Leave

Admissibility of HRA during Study Leave – Railway Board Orders

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
New Delhi, dated 05.12.2017
No.E(P&A)II-2017/HRA-4
The General Manager(P),
Eastern Railway,
Kolkata

Sub.:- Admissibility of House Rent Allowance during Study Leave. 
Ref:- Eastern Railway’s letter No.E.77/o/Vol.VIII, dated 06.03.2011.

With reference to Eastern Railway’s letter under reference, it is stated that the matter has seen considered in Board’s office and it has been observed that on the identical issue a clarification already stands issued to Southern Railway vide Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II-2002/HRA-2 dt. 19.02.2002 (copy enclosed) clarifying that the period of 120 days mentioned in Board’s letter no.E(P&A)II-82/HRA-2 dated 04.02.1982 had been revised to 180 days in terms of the amendment carried out to Rule 1707 of IREC-II vide Board’s letter no.E(P&A)/89/HRA-48 dt. 07.08.1992. It was further stated the letter dt. 19.02.2002 that the employees proceeding on study leave are entitled to House Rent Allowance and Compensatory (City) Allowance for first 180 days of the study leave and continuation of these allowances beyond 180 days is stabject to the production of certificates prescribed in Para 1707(iii) of indian Railway Establishment Code, Volume-Il, 1987 Edition. It may however, be noted that CCA has already been abolished vide Board’s letter no. E(P&A)II-2008/HRA-10 dt. 12.09.2008 (RBE No.110/2008).

2. Thus, necessary action on the above lines may be ensured.

DA: As above.

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(Salim Md. Ahmed)
Deputy Director/E(P&A)II,
Railway Board

Authority: http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/

Extension of deadline till 31.3.2018 for submission of Aadhaar number

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Extension of deadline till 31.3.2018 for submission of Aadhaar number

Extension of deadline till 31.3.18 for submission of Aadhaar number, and Permanent Account Number or Form 60 by client to the reporting entity

After considering various representations received and inputs received from Banks, it has been decided to notify 31st March, 2018 or six months from the date of commencement of account based relationship by the client, whichever is later, as the date of submission of the Aadhaar number, and Permanent Account Number or Form 60 by the clients to the reporting entity. Necessary notification in this regard has been issued.

It may be recalled that earlier Under the provisions of Prevention of Money-laundering (Maintenance of Records) Second Amendment Rules, 2017, published in the Extraordinary Gazette of India vide G.S.R. 538 (E) dated 01.06.2017, it was provided that

i) In case the client, eligible to be enrolled for Aadhaar and obtain a Permanent Account Number does not submit the Aadhaar number or the Permanent Account Number at the time of commencement of an account based relationship with a reporting entity, the client shall submit the same within a period of six months from the date of the commencement of the account based relationship. Provided that the clients, eligible to be enrolled for Aadhaar and obtain the Permanent Account Number, already having an account based relationship with reporting entities prior to date of this notification, the client shall submit the Aadhaar number and Permanent Account Number by 31st December, 2017.

(ii) In case the client fails to submit the Aadhaar number and Permanent Account Number within the aforesaid six months period, the said account shall cease to be operational till the time the Aadhaar number and Permanent Account Number is submitted by the client. Provided that in case client already having an account based relationship with reporting entities prior to date of this notification fails to submit the Aadhaar number and Permanent Account Number by 31st December, 2017, the said account shall cease to be operational till the time the Aadhaar number and Permanent Account Number is submitted by the client.

Source: PIB

Daily Allowance on Tour to Defence Personnel

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Daily Allowance on Tour to Defence Personnel

Daily Allowance on Tour
 Note :- (a) Reimbursement of Hotel Charges. For Level 8 and below, the amount of claim (up to the ceiling) may be paid without production of vouchers against self-certified claim only. The self-certified claim should clearly indicate the period of stay, name of dwelling, etc. Additionally, for stay in Class ‘X’ cities, the ceiling for all employees up to Level 8 would be Rs 1000/- per day, but it will only be in the form of reimbursement upon production of relevant vouchers. The ceiling for reimbursement of hotel charges will further rise by 25 percent whenever DA increases by 50 percent.

(b) Reimbursement of Travelling Charges. Similar to Reimbursement of staying accommodation charges, for Level 8 and below, the claim (up to the ceiling) may be paid without production of vouchers against self-certified claim only. The self-certified claim should clearly indicate the period of travel, vehicle number, etc. The ceiling for Level 11 and below will further rise by 25 percent whenever DA increases by 50 percent. For journeys on foot, an allowance of Rs 12/- per kilometer travelled on foot shall be payable additionally. This rate will further increase by 25% whenever DA increases by 50%.

(c) Reimbursement of Food Charges. There will be no separate reimbursement of food bills. Instead, the lump sum amount payable will be as per Table above and, depending on the length of absence from headquarters, would be regulated as per timing restrictions table below. Since, the concept of reimbursement has been done away with, no vouchers will be required. This methodology is in line with that followed by Indian Railways at present (with suitable enhancement or rates) i.e. lump sum amount will increase by 25 percent whenever DA increases by 50 percent.

Timing Restrictions for Food Bills.

Auth : GoI, MoD letter No 12630/Mov C/242/D (Mov)/ 2017 dated 15 Sep 2017.

Travelling Entitlements for Journey by Sea or by River Steamer to Defence Personnel

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Travelling Entitlements for Journey by Sea or by River Steamer to Defence Personnel

Entitlement for Journey by Sea or by River Steamer.
 Entitlement for travel between the main land and the A&N Group of Islands and Lakshadweep Groups of Islands by Ships operated by the Shipping Corporation of India Limited.
 Mileage Allce for Journeys by Rd at places where no specific rates have been prescribed either by the Directorate of Transport of the concerned State or of the Neighbouring States
 Mileage Allce for Journeys by Rd at places where specific rates have been prescribed.
Auth : GoI, MoD letter No 12630/Mov C/242/D (Mov)/ 2017 dated 15 Sep 2017.

TA/DA Entitlements to Defence Personnel

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TA/DA Entitlements to Defence Personnel

Travel Entitlement Within the Country.  (a) The entitlements are as under:-
(b) It has also been decided to allow the Government officials to travel by Premium Trains/Premium Tatkal Trains/Suvidha Trains, the reimbursement to Premium Tatkal Charges for booking of tickets and the reimbursement of Dynamic/Flexi-fare in Shatabdi/Rajdhani/Duronto Trains, while on official tour/training. Reimbursement of Tatkal Seva Charges which has fixed fare, will remain continue to be allowed. Travel entitlement for the journey in Premium/ Premium Tatkal/Suvidha/Shatabdi/Rajdhani/Duronto Trains has been promulgated.

(c) The revised travel entitlement are subject to following:-

(i) In case of places not connected by rail, travel by AC bus for all those entitled to travel by AC II Tier and above by train and by Deluxe/Ordinary bus for others is allowed.

(ii) In case of road travel between places connected by rail, travel by any means of public transport is allowed provided the total fare does not exceed the train fare by the entitled class.

(iii) All mileage points earned by service personnel on tickets purchased for official travel shall be utilised by the concerned department for other official travel by their officers. Any usage of these mileage points for purposes of private travel by any officer will attract departmental action. This is to ensure that the benefits out of official travel, which is funded by the Government, should accrue to the Government.

(iv) In case of non-availability of seats in entitled class, service pers may travel in the class below their entitled class.

International Travel Entitlements by Air
Auth : Govt of India, Ministry of Defence letter No 12630/Mov C/242/D(Mov)/ 2017 dated 15 Sep 2017.


House Rent Allowance to Defence Personnel

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House Rent Allowance to Defence Personnel

House Rent Allce. Matrix for House Rent Allce has been introduced. The Matrix is given below:-
An employee with dependents, during field posting or staying in Barracks as functional requirement will be eligible for accommodation for his dependents anywhere in the country.

* Provided government accommodation is not available for the dependents at Selected Place of Residence. If government accommodation is available, no HRA is payable.

** Reduced HRA means rate of HRA applicable reduced by 5 percent. However, the reduced amount cannot be less than the lowest rate of HRA applicable to Class Z cities/towns. Allowance is available provided employee is required to stay in barracks as a functional requirement and government accommodation is not available for the dependents at Selected Place of Residence. If employee is staying in barracks by choice or government accommodation is available at Selected Place of Residence, no HRA is payable.

@ Reduced HRA means rate of HRA applicable reduced by 5%. However, the reduced amount cannot be less than the lowest rate of HRA applicable to Class Z cities/towns. Allowance is available provided employee is required to stay in Barracks as a functional requirement. If employee is staying in Barracks by choice, no HRA is payable.

# Provided government accommodation is not available, else no HRA is payable.
Classification of Cities
Rate
X
24%  of   Basic Pay
Y
16%  of   Basic Pay
Z
8%  of   Basic Pay
Note :-  (a) HRA shall not be less than Rs 5,400 per month, Rs 3,600 per month and Rs 1,800 per month calculated @30% of minimum pay for X (population of 50 lakh & above), 20% for Y (5 to 50 lakh) and 10% for Z (below 5 lakh) category of cities respectively.

(b) HRA shall be revised to 27%, 18% & 9% of Basic Pay in X, Y & Z cities when Dearness Allowance (DA) crosses 25% and further to 30%, 20% and 10% of Basic Pay in X, Y & Z cities when DA crosses 50%.

Rates of Major Allowances to Defence Personnel

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Rates of Major Allowances to Defence Personnel

Rates of Major Allowances :
Concurrent Admissibility of Allces. Following combination of allces can be claimed concurrently:-

(a) Siachen and Highly Active Fd Area Allce (HAFA).

(b) HAFA and High Altitude Area Allce (HAA).

(c) Field Area Allce (FAA) and HAA.

(d) Mod FAA and HAA.

(e) CI Ops and HAA.

(f) Flying, HAFA and HAA.

(g) Spl Forces Allce, FAA and HAA

Auth : GoI, MoD letter No 1(16)/2017/D(Pay/Services) dated 18 Sep 2017

Risk and Hardship Allowances to Defence Personnel

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Risk and Hardship Allowances to Defence Personnel

Risk and Hardship Matrix. Matrix for Risk and Hardship allce has been introduced as given below:-

Exemption from New Pension Scheme (NPS) to Railway Employees

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Exemption from New Pension Scheme (NPS) to Railway Employees


No.IV/NPS/PFRDA BILL/Part-I
Dated: 11-12-2017
Shri Piyush Goyal,
Honbal Minister of Railways,
Rail Bhavan,
New Delhi

Respected Sir,

Sub: Exemption of Railways from New Pension Scheme (NPS) – reg.

Ref: (i) Hon’ble MR’s D.O./no.2012/F(E)III/I/4-pt dated 29th March 2014 to Hon’ble Finance Minister, Government of India.

(ii) Hon’ble MR’s D.O.No.2012/F(E)III/1/1/4-pt dated 20th Nov 2015 to the Hon’ble Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitely.

(iii) NFIR’s letter No.IV/NPS/PFRDA BILL/Part I dated 13th Feb,2017 & 26th Oct, 2017.

While enclosing copy of NFIR’s letter sent to you vide dated 26th Oct,2017. I request you to kindly make special efforts at the level of the Government as well by reaching Hon’ble Prime Minister for the purpose of exempting Railways from the National Pension System (NPS). I also desire to bring to your kind notice that your predecessors shri Mallikarjum Kharge and Shri Suresh Prabhu have already sent proposals to the Government of India (Ministry of Finance) highlighting the uniqueness of Railways working and the necessity to exempt Railways from the NPS.

I trust that you would do the needful for obtaining favourable decision which would motivate all sections of Railway employees to work with grater determination and commitment for providing efficient services.

With regards,

Yours sincerely,
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(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR


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