1. The issue of grant of relaxation in quarter retention to the spouse/wards of missing Railway employees beyond the existing retention period of maximum two (01+01) years granted under Board's above referred letter has been under consideration of Board for quite some time.
Railway Board Letter No
Relaxation in retention of Railway quarter by the compassionate appointees in case of missing Railway servants
Railway Board's letter No. E(G) 2001 QRI-17 Dated 17-07- 2002
2. It has been decided that a relaxation of six months in retention of Railway quarter in case of compassionate appointment to the wards/ spouse of the missing Railway employees where employee is missing and compassionate appointment begins after 02 years from the date of missing/lodge of F.I.R. may be allowed thus making the normal permissible period as two years and six months subject to the conditions laid down in the original letter dated 17-07-2002. The six months additional extension, so granted, is further extendable by another six months, only with the approval of the General Manager of the concerned Railway, in cases where finalization of compassionate appointment gets delayed thereby making the maximum period of retention on normal rent as three(I+I+I/2+1/2) years
3. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.