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Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Department of Posts issued orders today to all Chief PMsG not to force the Sub-Postmasters posted in TSOs to occupy Postal Staff Quarters in Postal Colonies
It has been clearly directed that only in the event of the TSO having a post attached rent free quarters the incumbent is mandatorily accept the quarters and even if the incumbent is unabto occupy rent free quarters, no HRA can be drawn for the officials.
The text of the order is as follows:

Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(Building Section)
No. 18-9/2010-Bldg.                                                                                  New delhi, dated 5th March,2010
            All Chief Postmasters General
Subject: Allotment of staff quarters - regarding.
I am directed to intimate that instances have come to the notice of the Directorate that the officials posted as Sub-Postmasters in Town Sub Offices are being forced to occupy the staff quarters in the Postal Colony without actually applying for the same.
2. In this connection instruction/guidelines issued by this Directorate vide letter No.7-6/99-Bldg. (copy enclosed) dated 10/11/07.2000 on the subject mentioned above may kindly be referred to. As per the extant orders no Government accommodation can be thrust upon any Government Employee against his willingness and in the absence of a written request for allotment of a quarter from the employee. However, it is mandatory for the employee to occupy the post attached rent free accommodation wherever available. In such cases no HRA can be drawn in favour of the employee even if he is unable to occupy the rent free quarter.
3. It is, therefore, requested that the instructions/guidelines on the subject may kinldy be followed strictly.
Yours faithfully,
Director (E&MM)
Encl: As above
Secretary General NFPE

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