29 Aug, 2012 7:14a.m.
The Ministry of Finance has issued an office memorandum regarding the eligibility of HRA during the Child Care Leave (CCL), especially when taken in continuation of Maternity Leave of 180 days. As per rules a Government servant is entitled to draw HRA during total leave of all kinds not exceeding 180 days and only for the first 180 days of the leave if the actual duration of leave exceeds that period. The HRA for leaves in excess of 180 days other than medical grounds shall be granted subject to furnishing of the certificate prescribed in Para 8(d) of the O.M. No.2(37)-E.II(B)/64 dated 27.11.1965. The OM states that the same applies for the CCL in continuation to the maternity leave. The order will be effective from September 1, 2009 and women employees who were not paid the HRA has to be reconsidered by the concerned employee as per the requirement.
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