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Directorate of Estates issued a Notification on General Pool Accommodation not to be shared except family and immediate relations
[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA, PART II, SECTION 3, SUB-SECTION (i)]
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT
(DIRECTORATE OF ESTATES)
New Delhi, the 10th June, 2015
G.S.R.____. In pursuance of the provisions of rule 45 of the Fundamental Rules, the President hereby makes the following further amendments to the Allotment of Government Residences (General Pool in Delhi) Rules 1963, namely:-
1. (1) These rules may be called the Allotment of Government Residences (General Pool in Delhi) Amendment Rules, 2015.
(2) They shall come into force on the ‘date of their publication in the official Gazette.
2. In the Allotment of Government Residences (General Pool in Delhi) Rules 1963,
(i) in Supplementary Rule 317-8-2, after clause (0), the following clauses shall be inserted, namely:
‘(p) “immediate relations” mean such relations as grandfather, grandmother, grandsons, granddaughters, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-Iaw, daughter-in-Iaw and such other relation established by legal adoption to the allottee;
(q) “guest” means a casual visitor for temporary stay with the allottee.’;
(ii) in Supplementary Rule 317-B-6, after sub-rule (4), the following sub- rule shall be inserted, namely:-
“(5) Every officer shall along with an application under sub-rule (1), submit an undertaking with a declaration that he shall not sublet a residence allotted to him or any portion thereof or any of the out- houses, garages or stable appurtenant thereto, after acceptance of the same”;
(iii) in Supplementary Rule 317-B-20, (a) for sub-rule (1), the following sub-rules shall be substituted,
(1) No officer shall share the residence allotted to him or any of the out-houses, garages and stables appurtenant thereto except with his family and immediate relations.
(1A) The servant quarters, out-houses, garages and stables may be used only for the bonafide purposes including residence of the servants of the allottee or for such other purposes as may be permitted by the Director of Estates.
(1 B) The allottee who share the residence with his family and or immediate relations shall provide prior intimation to the Director of Estates in such form, as may be specified by the Directorate of Estates, furnishing full particulars of his family members and / or immediate relations residing in the residence allotted to him.
Provided that the details of casual visitor or visitors, if such visitor or visitors is likely to stay for more than fifteen days, shall be intimated to the Director of Estates in such form, as may be specified by the Directorate of Estates, intimating full particulars of the individual or individuals”;
(b) for the proviso to sub-rule (2), the following proviso shall be substituted, namely:-
“Provided that an allottee proceeding on leave may accommodate, in the residence any member of his family or immediate relations, as a caretaker, by submitting, along with his leave application, the details of such member of his family or immediate relation, to his office or controlling authority who shall place the same on record:
Provided further that the maximum period of such accommodation by a caretaker shall be as specified in SR 317-B-1 1 (2) but not exceeding six months”;
(iv) in Supplementary Rule 317-B-21,
(a) for sub-rule (2) the following sub-rule shall be substituted, namely:-
“(2) If an officer sublets a residence allotted to him or any portion thereof or any of the out-houses, garages or stable appurtenant thereto, in contravention of these rules, he may without prejudice to any other action that may be taken against him, be charged such damages from the date of inspection by the Directorate of Estates, as may be determined by the Central Government from time to time, in this respect”;
(b) after the sub-rule (3), the following sub-rule shall be inserted, namely:-
“(3A) Where an action to cancel the allotment is taken on account of unauthorised subletting of the premises, a direction shall be issued by the Director of Estates to the concerned administrative office of the allottee for the purposes of initiation of Departmental proceedings and for imposition of major penalty, along with the copy of a draft charge sheet; and the administrative Ministry shall intimate the Director of Estates the details of the charges framed and the penalty imposed on the allottee under this rule.”
Deputy Director of Estates (Policy)