|A night view from a CWG Village flat in Delhi|
the allottees would not be able to use the premises for solemnizing marriage or any other private function during this three-month-period (Aug 31 to Nov 30, 2015). Also, any person other than the officer concerned would not be permitted to use the accommodation, say the “terms and conditions” of the allotment, as issued in an office memorandum dated August 21 by the directorate of estate, an agency that comes under the ministry of urban development. They won’t be able to undertake any commercial activity from those premises, the OM further said.
Altogether 147 IAS officers of 2013 batch are expected to join as assistant secretaries to get a first-hand-experience of the functioning of the Central government ministries. But some of those would prefer private accommodation and will hence get House Rent Allowance (HRA) at the rate of 30% of the basic pay, a rate applicable in the national capital city of Delhi.
According to a DoPT office memorandum dated August 6, 2015, 187 posts of section officer grade of Central Secretariat Service (CSS) were temporarily excluded to accommodate the IAS officers in the central secretariat.
During this three-month-period, the officers have been advised not to take any leave “considering the short period of appointment”.