Admissibility of HRA during Study Leave: Don’t miss out on this crucial benefit!
As you plan for your upcoming study leave, it’s important not to overlook the admissibility of Housing Rent Allowance (HRA) during this time. This crucial benefit can help ease the financial burden of maintaining your living arrangements while you’re away from work. Make sure to check with your employer or relevant authorities to understand the eligibility criteria and how to apply for HRA during your study leave. Don’t miss out on this important resource that can make your time away from work more manageable.
Admissibility of HRA during Study Leave – Railway Board Orders
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
New Delhi, dated 05.12.2017
The General Manager(P),
Sub.:- Admissibility of House Rent Allowance during Study Leave.
Ref:- Eastern Railway’s letter No.E.77/o/Vol.VIII, dated 06.03.2011.
With reference to Eastern Railway’s letter under reference, it is stated that the matter has seen considered in Board’s office and it has been observed that on the identical issue a clarification already stands issued to Southern Railway vide Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II-2002/HRA-2 dt. 19.02.2002 (copy enclosed) clarifying that the period of 120 days mentioned in Board’s letter no.E(P&A)II-82/HRA-2 dated 04.02.1982 had been revised to 180 days in terms of the amendment carried out to Rule 1707 of IREC-II vide Board’s letter no.E(P&A)/89/HRA-48 dt. 07.08.1992. It was further stated the letter dt. 19.02.2002 that the employees proceeding on study leave are entitled to House Rent Allowance and Compensatory (City) Allowance for first 180 days of the study leave and continuation of these allowances beyond 180 days is stabject to the production of certificates prescribed in Para 1707(iii) of indian Railway Establishment Code, Volume-Il, 1987 Edition. It may however, be noted that CCA has already been abolished vide Board’s letter no. E(P&A)II-2008/HRA-10 dt. 12.09.2008 (RBE No.110/2008).
2. Thus, necessary action on the above lines may be ensured.
DA: As above.
(Salim Md. Ahmed)
Is HRA (House Rent Allowance) admissible during study leave?
No, HRA is not admissible during study leave as the employee is not fulfilling the residential requirement for HRA.
Is there any exception to this rule?
Yes, employees who are still paying rent for their accommodation during the study leave period are eligible for HRA. However, they must provide proof of payment for the same.
Can an employee claim HRA for the period they are on study leave?
No, an employee cannot claim HRA for the period they are on study leave as they are not fulfilling the residential requirement for HRA.
Is there any other allowance an employee can claim during study leave?
Yes, an employee can claim the study allowance, which is provided to cover expenses incurred during study leave, such as tuition fees, exam fees, and other related expenses.
Does the study allowance apply to all types of study leaves?
No, the study allowance is only applicable to certain types of study leaves, such as the Government of India’s Study Leave Scholarship Scheme.