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Covid-19: One time relaxation for retention of railway accommodation

One time relaxation for retention of railway accommodation in view of Novel Corona virus (COVID-19) – Railway Board order dated 01.07.2020

RBE No. 47/2020


No. E(G) 2020 RN 2-COVID-19

New Delhi, dated 01.07.2020

The General Manager/Director General
All Indian Railways/Production Units/RDSO-Lucknow
(As per Standard mailing list)

Sub: One time relaxation for retention of railway accommodation in view of Novel Corona virus (COVID-19)

Vide letter of even number dated 19.05.2026 (RBE No. 38/2020), Board had allowed suo motu of railway accommodation by officers/staff for the period from 17.03.2020 to 30-06 2020 in line with the decision taken by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs for the allottees of General Pool Residential Accommodation. Considering the hardships faced by allottees in hiring alternate accommodation, arranging labour for shifting due to increase in COVID-19 cases. Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, vide their OM No. 12035/2/2020.Pal.II dated 22.06.2020, have now allowed additional 15 days i.e. upto 15.07.2020 an the same terms and conditions contained in their OM dated 15.05.2020 and advised the concerned allottees to vacate the accommodation on or before 15.07.2020 to avoid levying of damage charges/market rent.

3. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

4 Please acknowledge receipt

(Anita Gautam)
Director Establishment (Genl.)
Railway Board

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