7th pay Commission abolishes Rent Free Accommodation allowance
7th pay Commission – Abolition of Rent Free Accommodation Allowance
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan,Sansad Marg
Dated:18 July 2018
All Heads of Circle,
Sub: Abolition of Rent Free Accommodation Allowance- Recommendation of 7th CPC.
I am directed to refer to Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs Directorate of Estates, OM.No.18018/1/2017-Pol.III dated 17th August 2017 on the subject cited above.It is to inform that the OM dated 17th August 2017 shall apply to all rent free accommodation allotted to Government employees under General Pool Residential Accommodation. SPMs and PMs are not provided rent free accommodation under General Pool Residential accommodation but under the post attached quarters system.As such the OM dated 17th August 2017 of Ministry Of Housing & Urban Affairs,Directorate of Estates, is not applicable to post attached quarters in the postal Department.
This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority.
Assistant Director General (Esst)