Regulation of House Rent Allowance in different circumstances (राजस्थान सरकार के नोटीफिकेशन संख्या No. F.12(2)FD(Gr.2)/89 दिनांक 03.10.1989 के अनुसार विभिन्न परिस्थितियों में देय मकान किराया भत्ता के सम्बन्ध में जानकारी)
The drawal of House Rent Allowance shall be regulated as follows in the following cases :-
(a) During Leave or Temporary Transfer : A Government servant shall be entitled to draw house Rent Allowance during leave or temporary transfer at the same rate at which he was drawing before proceeding on leave.
Note : (1) ‘Leave’ means total leave of all kinds not exceeding 120 days and the first 120 days of the leave if the actual duration of the leave exceeds that period and in the case of leave preparatory to retirement, privilege leave not exceeding 120 days taken as leave preparatory to retirement, but does not include extra-ordinary leave, study leave and refused leave/terminal leave whether running concurrently with notice period or not. When vacation or holidays are combined with leave, the entire period of vacation or holidays and leave should be taken as one spell of leave.
(2) The limit of 120 days referred to in ‘Note 1’ shall be extended to 240 days for the purpose of grant of this allowance in case of a Government servant suffering from T.B., Cancer, Leprosy or a Mental disease during the period of his leave taken on medical certificate from a Senior or Junior Specialist or an officer of the Rajasthan Medical Service (Collegiate Branch), speciality in the disease, irrespective of the fact whether the leave is on medical certificate from the very commencement or in continuation of other leave as defined in Note 1.
(3) ‘Temporary transfer’ means a transfer to duty in another station, which is expressed to be for a period not exceeding four months. For purposes of this rule it includes deputation. Subject to the limit of four months, the total house rent allowance, if the temporary duty is subsequently extended beyond four months in all, will remain intact upto the date of the order of extension.
(b) During Joining Time :(i) A Government servant shall be entitled to draw house rent allowance during joining time at the same rates at which he was drawing at the station from which he was transferred. Where, however, joining time is affixed to leave, joining time shall be added to the period of four months/120 days referred to in Note 1 below clause (a) above unless in any case it is otherwise expressly provided.
(ii) A Government servant who was in receipt of house rent allowance at his old station and who, on transfer leaves his family behind at the old station because he has not occupied a rented/own house or had not been allotted Government accommodation at the new station, will be eligible for house rent allowance at the rate at which it was drawn by him at the old station for a period of 6 months from the date of his assumption of charge at the new station (irrespective whether the rate of house rent allowance at the new station is lower than the rate at the old station) or till he occupies a rented/own house or allotted Government accommodation at the new station, whichever is the earliest.
(c) During Awaiting Posting Orders : A Government servant shall be entitled to draw house rent allowance during the period of awaiting posting orders treated as duty.
(d) During Training within India : A Government servant who is sent on training in India and whose period of training is treated as duty under rule 7(8)(b)(i) of Rajasthan Service Rules shall be entitled to draw house rent allowance during the entire period of such training at the same rates at which he was drawing at the station from which he proceeded on training subject to the conditions that (i) he continues to keep his family at the place from which he proceeded on training (ii) if he does not keep his family at the place from which he proceeded on training, but has not been provided accommodation by the Training Institution either free or at the subsidised rates.
(e) During Training Abroad : A Government servant who is deputed for training abroad by the State Government under various training schemes of Government or operated through non-official channels as a Government sponsored candidate, the house rent allowance shall be admissible during the entire period of training at the same rates at which he would have drawn at the station from which he was deputed for training abroad but for his deputation abroad in accordance with Government of Rajasthan Decision No.1 below Rule 51 of Rajasthan Service Rules.
(f) During Re-employment : The drawal of house rent allowance shall be regulated as indicated below :-
(i) if the pay plus pension exceeds the maximum pay of the post in which reemployed, the allowance shall be calculated on that maximum.
(ii) if the pay on re-employment is fixed without taking into account the entire amount of pension or part thereof the amount of pension so ignored shall not be taken into account for the purpose of grant of house rent allowance.
(iii) in all other cases the allowance shall be calculated on pay plus pension.
Note : For the purpose of clause (f) ‘pension’ means gross pension including
other retirement benefits, if any.
(g) During Suspension : A Government servant shall be entitled to draw house rent allowance at the rates at which it was paid to him on the date of suspension subject to fulfillment of conditions laid down in rule 53 (b) of Rajasthan Service Rules.
Note 1. If the Headquarters of the Government servant under suspension are changed in the public interest by orders of the competent authority, he shall be entitled to get house rent allowance as admissible at the new station irrespective of the fact whether he was getting house rent allowance on the date of suspension or not. The house rent allowance shall be calculated with reference to pay he was drawing on the date of suspension.
2.A Government servant under suspension who was in receipt of house rent allowance and whose headquarters are changed at his own request shall be entitled to house rent allowance at the new station at the rates at which he was drawing house rent allowance at the old station or as admissible at the new station, whichever is less.
Regulation of House Rent Allowance in case of Government servants posted outside the State :
The Government servants posted outside the State shall be entitled to House Rent Allowance as follows :-
(1) In cases where a Government servant posted outside the State is provided with residential accommodation by the Government in a building taken by the Government on hire or lease basis, he shall be required to pay rent at the rates laid down under Rajasthan Civil Services (Determination and Recovery of Rent of Residential Accommodation) Rules, 1958.
(2) Where the accommodation is not provided by the Government for residential purpose, a Government servant shall be entitled to house rent allowance in accordance with house rent allowance rules applicable to Central Government servants or according to the house rent allowance rules of the State concerned, whichever is advantageous to him.