RK Munshi vs Union Territory Of Jammu & Kashmir 2024 INSC 365 – House Rent Allowance

Summary: Appellant received a communication from the Director Police, Telecom regarding recovery of the outstanding rentals on account of unauthorized drawals of House Rent Allowance. The said action was taken under Rule 6(h) of The Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services (House Rent Allowance and City Compensation Allowance) Rules, 1992- Writ petition challenging this was dismissed by the High Court – Dismissing Appeal, SC observed: the appellant being a Government employee, could not have claimed HRA while sharing rent free accommodation 6 allotted to his father, a retired Government servant.

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