PCDA Circular: Abolishment of Electricity Allowance for Defence personnel

PCDA Circular: Abolishment of Electricity Allowance for Defence personnel



No. El /Rent & Allied Charges 
O/o the PCDA(CC), Lucknow
Dated 11/07/2018
All AOGE (Generating Rent Bill)
AAO BSO under jurisdiction of 
PCDA(CC), Luknow Cantt.

Subject:- Abolishment of Electricity Allowance for Defence personnel

Please find enclosed HQrs letter No.18190/AT-X/Comments(PC)Nol.lll dated 28/06/2018 under which it is intimated that Free Electricity Allowance for Defence Personnel has been Abolished vide MoF (Department of Expenditure) Resolution No.11-1/2016-IC dated 06 July 2017.
Further it is also intimated that said allowance has been abolished with effect from 01/07/2017. However, amount paid for the period after 01/07/2017 as electricity allowance may be recovered from the effected Defence Personnel.
In view of above, it is advised to take necessary step to recover the amount and also forward the action taken report to this office for onward transmission to HQrs office.
Encl.- a/a
Sr.Account Officer (E)
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Office of the Controller General of Defence Accounts 

Ulan Satar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt-10
No:- 18190/AT-X/Comments(PC)/Vol.III

Dated: 28/06/2018

PCDA (cc) Lucknow

Sub:- Abolishment of Electricity Allowance for Defence Personnel.

Ref:- This HQrs office letter no. 18190/AT-X/Comments(PC)Nol. II Dated 02.02.2018

In continuation to this HQrs letter no. quoted above, a copy of MoD letter no. 9(1)/2018/D(W-II) dated 19th June 2018 on the above subject, which is self explanatory, is forwarded herewith for information and taking necessary action.
Jt. CGDA (P&W) has seen
Encl: As above

No 9(1 )/2018/D(W-II)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
New Delhi, 19th June, 2018
The Chief of Army Staff
The Chief of Naval Staff
The Chief of Air Staff
Subject: Abolishment of Electricity Allowance for Defence Personnel.

I am  directed to convey the approval of competent authority regarding the abolishment of free electricity in the light of abolishment of Electricity Allowance vide Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) Resolution No. 11-1/2016-IC dated 6th July, 2017.

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2.  The abolition of electricity allowance will be effective from 01.07.2017 as per the above quoted resolution.  However, amount paid for the period after 01.07.2017 as electricity allowance may be recovered.

3. The order withdraw all the powers delegated to Station Commander level or any other authority for fixing ceiling of free electricity. This order supersede all the orders regarding free electricity allowance for defence personnel.
4 This issues with the concurrence of Ministry or Defence (Finance) vide their U.O No 211/Fin/W-III dated 18.06.2018.
(Vishnu Dutta Jha)
Secretary to the Government of India

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