one of my friends got transfer in the interest of service with the direction to join immediatly.. joining time not availed and credited to EL. Advance of Composite transfer grant was received before releiving. after 15 days applied for availing joining time. it was not sanctioned. As the adjustment bill has to be submitted within 30 days, the same was submitted.

As the joining time was not allowed till now, not able to shift the residence. hence, the local address was not furnished. It was mentioned in the TA bill that the address will be furnished after shifting of residence. Now the sanctioning authority directs to repay the advance taken as there is no change of residence.

i understand that within 6 months the residence can be changed.

please clarify whther the advance should be refunded? but joining time was not sanctioned. If joining time was allowed, change of residence could have been done.

please guide.(with rule provisions. so that to give the reply with quoting the rule please)

thanks & regards