Eligibility Criteria for Government Employees to avail HBA is provided in the House Building Advance Rules 2017 issued by Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs vide its OM No.I.17011/11(4)/2016-H-III Dated 09-11-2017
i. All permanent government employees.
ii. All other employees with at least 5 years of Continuous Service, provided they do not hold permanent appointment under a State Government and the sanctioning authority is satisfied about their likely retention in service till the house is built and mortgaged.
iii. Members of All India Services deputed for service under the Central Government/Company/ Association/Body of individuals whether incorporated or not, which is wholly or substantially Owned or controlled by the Central Government or an International Organization, and autonomous body not controlled by Government or Private Body.
iv. Employees of Union Territories and North-East Frontier Agency.
v. Staff Artistes of the All India Radio who fulfil the condition prescribed at (ii) above and have been appointed in long term Contracts extending to the age as per extant rules.
vi. Central government employees governed by The Payment of Wages Act, 1936. Central government employees on deputation to another Department or on Foreign Service. Such cases to be processed by the Head of the Office of the Parent Department.
vii. Extant rules for eligibility conditions of Ex-Servicemen and of Central government employees under suspension remains unchanged.
Note: In cases where both the spouses are central government employees and are both eligible for grant of House Building Advance, the advance will be admissible to both of them jointly/separately.
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