Availability of Residential Quarters for Central Govt Employees

Details of residential quarters for Central Government employees constructed in Delhi during the last five years, category and location –wise

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 3947
TO BE ANSWERED ON MARCH 20, 2018

AVAILABILITY OF RESIDENTIAL QUARTERS

No. 3947
SHRI B. SRIRAMULU:
SHRI TEJ PRATAP SINGH YADAV:
SHRIMATI ANJU BALA:
Will the minister of HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS be pleased to state:
(a) whether there is a huge gap between demand and availability of residential quarters for Central Government employees in Delhi;
(b) if so, the details thereof, category and location wise;
(c) the details of residential quarters for Central Government employees constructed in Delhi during the last five years, category and location –wise;
(d) whether the Government is unable to provide hundred per cent accommodation facility to employees and if so, the reasons therefor; and
(e) the steps being taken so far by the Government in this regard?
ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) OF THE MINISTRY OF HOUSING & URBAN AFFAIRS
(SHRI HARDEEP SINGH PURI)
(a) & (b) The percentage gap between demand and availability of General Pool Residential Accommodation (GPRA) in Delhi is 20%.
The category –wise details of demand and availability of GPRA in Delhi is at Annexure –I. Location wise details of demand is not maintained.
(c) The details of GPRA for Central Government employees constructed in Delhi during the last five years, category and location wise is at Annexure –II.
(d) &(e) All government employees do not demand GPRA, since some prefer to make private arrangements or avail House Rent Allowance (HRA). The government has taken various steps to maintain the balance between demand and allotment by construction of new residential units, outright purchase of ready-built flats or redevelopment of existing government colonies and allowing other Ministries/ Departments to construct/ purchase staff quarters and maintain their own Departmental Pool. The details of projects which are presently under-construction/ redevelopment are at Annexure –III.

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