Retention of GPRA by Central Govt. Officers on deputation to public sector undertakings, statutory, autonomous bodies, and on deputation to ineligible officees at Delhi after serving under CSS
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates
Policy – II Section
New Delhi – 110 108.
Dated the 15th January, 2014.
Subject: Retention of General Pool Residential Accommodation by the Central Government Officers on deputation to Public Sector Undertakings/Statutory/Autonomous Bodies and on deputation to ineligible offices at Delhi after serving on Central Deputation under Central Staffing Scheme.
The following guidelines were issued vide O.M.No.12035/14/92-Pol II dated 11.10.2000 for retention of General Pool Residential Accommodation by the Central Government Officers on deputation to Public Sector Undertakings/Statutory/Autonomous Bodies:
(i) Officers posted to PSUs/Statutory/Autonomous Bodies, etc. on deputation basis, at the time of its initial constitution, may be allowed retention of General Pool Residential Accommodation that they were occupying for a maximum period of 5 years and the concerned organisation should pay an amount equivalent to the House Rent Allowance admissible to the officer plus the flat rate of licence fee prescribed by the Central Government from time to time in respect of said general Pool Residential Accommodation. The concerned organizations may, however, recover normal licence fee from the officers.
(ii) The officers posted to PSUs/Statutory/Autonomous Bodies, on mandatory basis or under Central Staffing Scheme may be considered eligible for allotment/retention of General poor Accommodation and the concerned organisation should pay an amount equivalent to the house rent allowance admissible to the officer plus the flat rate of licence fee prescribed by the Central Govt. from time to time, in respect of the General Pool Residential Accommodation to be allotted/retained by such officers. The organisation may, however, recover normal licence fee from the concerned officers: and
(iii) The office of the Establishment officer, Department of personnel & Training shall issue a certificate that the posting of the officer concerned to the PSUs etc. is on mandatory basis or under central staffing scheme, without seeking his/her option, and is in public interest.
2. In addition to the above existing provisions on this matter and the difficulties faced by the All India Services Officers and Central Group A Civil Services Officers, who join a non-CSS post for balance tenure of their central deputation after serving four years on Central Staffing Scheme, for retention of general pool residential accommodation, it has also been decided by the competent authority that
(i) retention of general pool residential accommodation may be allowed to the all India services officers and central group A civil services officers, who serve on central staffing scheme (CSS) post under central deputation for at least four years and thereafter, join a non-CSS post for balance tenure of their central deputation as long as the non-CSS post is located in Delhi.
(ii) In such cases, the Establishment Officer would issue a certificate to the effect that the officer concerned had served for at least four years in CSS post and she/he needed to retain Government Accommodation for her/his balance tenure on non-CSS post.
(iii) The concerned organization shall recover from the salary of the officer concerned an amount equivalent to House Rent Allowance admissible and normal licence fee as prescribed for the accommodation by the Central Government from time to time and remit the amount so recovered to the Directorate of Estates every month.
3. These orders are issued in supersession of O,M,No.12035/14/92-Pol.II dated 11.10.2000.
Deputy Director of Estates