400 new quarters made available & 37,000 more to be built for government employees in New Delhi

400 new quarters made available & 37,000 more to be built for government employees in New Delhi

400 new quarters made available for government employees in New Delhi

37,000 more to be built in four years to meet demand, says Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu

Shortfall in Lok Sabha accommodation pool will soon be overcome, said Shri Naidu

Minister asks CPWD to get efficient, transparent and accountable

Urban Development Minister Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu today inaugurated 400 quarters in Dev Nagar, Karol Bagh, New Delhi, for immediate allocation to the keenly awaiting central government employees. Central Public Works Department (CPWD) built these Type-III quarters at a cost of Rs.83 cr.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Naidu said, the availability of housing stock in General Pool Residential Accommodation, under which houses are provided to central government employees, senior officials, Judiciary, Members of Parliament, Ministers etc., in the national capital is 59,293 as against the requirement of over one lakh dwelling units. The Minister informed that Urban Development Ministry will enable construction of over 37,000 houses in the next four years at a cost of about Rs.15,000 cr to meet the shortfall. He said, to address the shortfall in accommodation for members of Lok Sabha, 52 flats are being constructed on Dr.Bishamber Das Marg, and on their completion soon, housing needs of Lok Sabha members will be fully met.

Shri Venkaiah Naidu informed that under ‘Housing for All by 2022’ initiative of the government, about 30 million houses will be built in the urban areas of the country at a cost of about Rs.22.50 lakh crores, mostly through large scale private sector participation. He said, this is a challenging task, but not difficult.

Shri Venkaiah Naidu inspected another block of 384 houses under construction and instructed CPWD to make mandatory provision of solar heating panels, LED lighting, rain water harvesting, green belt and Green Building Code for all new construction projects.

Stating that CPWD is currently handling over 7,000 projects at a cost of over Rs.40,000 cr, Shri Venkaiah Naidu asked the construction major to get more efficient, transparent and accountable in its functioning, with emphasis on quality, timely completion of projects and proper utilization of its large manpower. He informed that under his direction, CPWD placed all information about 7,000 projects in public domain by posting them on its website so that public can scrutinize and monitor execution of projects. CPWD’s website enables public to post comments, complaints and photos for taking appropriate action.

Shri Venkaiah Naidu lamented that intervention at his level was required to get water supply to the large number of houses meant for government employees, whose construction was completed last year and were inaugurated today, after substantial delay.

The Minister informed that within five weeks of launching of Prime Minister’s Jan Dhan Yojana, over 6 crore new bank accounts were opened and this goes to prove that ‘if there is will, things will fall in place.’

Source :PIB

Grant of compensation in lieu of rent free accommodation – Finmin Orders

Grant of compensation in lieu of rent free accommodation – Finmin Orders

No. 2/1/2014-E.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, 21st February, 2014.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Grant of compensation in lieu of rent free accommodation.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s O.M No 2(7)/1997-

E. 11(8) dated 14.03.2008 on the subject mentioned above and to say that consequent upon revision of rates of licence fee for residential accommodation under Central Government all over the country w.e.f. 01.07.2010 and also w.e.f. 01.07.2013 vide
Government of India, Ministry of Urban Development (Directorate of Estates) 0M.No.18011/1/2009-Pol.III dated 28.04.2011 and 0.M No 18011/1/2013-Pol.III dated 21.11.2013 respectively, the question of revision of the amount of compensation in
lieu of Rent Free Accommodation in so far as it relates to the component of licence fee has been under consideration of the Government for some time.

2. The matter has been considered and the President is pleased to decide thatthe Central Government employees who are entitled to the facility of rent free accommodation in accordance with the Ministry of Urban Development (Directorate of Estates) 0M. No.12/11/60-ACC-l dated 02.08.60 and who have not been provided with such accommodation, will be entitled to compensation in lieu of rent free accommodation as under:-

(i) the lowest amount charged as licence fee for the entitled type of accommodation as fixed w.e.f. 01.07.2010 & w.e.f. 01.07.2013 in terms of Government of India, Ministry of Urban Development (Directorate of Estates)’s above mentioned OMs dated 28.04.2011 and 21.11.2013 respectively; and

(ii) House Rent Allowance admissible to corresponding employees in that classified city in terms of this Ministrys 0M. No.2(13)/2008-E.ll(B) dated 29.08 2008 as amended from time to time.

3. These orders take effect from 01 .07.2010 & 01 .07.2013 with reference to Dte. of Estate& 0.Ms. ibid dated 28.04.2011 and 21.11.2013 respectively, ie. the dates from which the flat rates of licence fee were revised.

4. All other conditions, laid down in this Ministry’s 0.M. No 11015/4/86-E.ll(B) dated 19.02.87, 22.05.87 and 04.05.88 shall continue to be applicable, while regulating grant of compensation in lieu of rent free accommodation under these orders.

5. In so far as the persons serving under the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India .

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(A. Bhattacharya)

Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source: www.finmin.nic.in
[http://finmin.nic.in/the_ministry/dept_expenditure/notification/misc/Grant_Comp_rent21022014.pdf]

 

Period of retention of General Pool accommodation on retirement of allottees–Guidelines from Directorate of Estates

Directorate of Estates issued guidelines for the period of retention of General Pool accommodation on retirement of allottees on 31.7.2013.

No. 12035/28/96-Pol.lI(Vol.II)
Government of India
Ministry of urban Development
Directorate of Estates
(Policy-II Section)

Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi-110 108.
31st July 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Period of retention of General Pool accommodation on retirement of allottees—Regarding.

Consequent upon amendments in Supplementary Rules 317-B-11 and 317-B-22 of Allotment of Government Residences (General Pool in Delhi) Rules, 1963 vide Notification of even number dated 19.6.2013, the permissible period of retention of General Pool accommodation to the allottees who retire on or after 23.4.2013, is as under:

(a) In cases of accommodation allotted prior to 01.07.2013: 2 months on normal licence fee, another 2 months on double of the normal licence fee, further 2 months on four times of the normal licence fee and subsequent 2 months on six times of the normal licence fee

(b) In cases of accommodation allotted on pr after 1.7.2013: 2 months on normal licence fee, another 2 months on double of the normal licence fee and further 2 months on four times of the normal licence fee.

2. It is clarified that the period of retention of 8/6 months, as the case may be, shall he admissible to the allottees, who retire on or after 23.4.2013, automatically at one go without any request or production of certificate by the allottees. The allotment of the General Pool accommodation occupied by the retiring allottees shall be cancelled by Directorate of Estates after allowing a retention of 86 months, as the case may be,  simultaneously. The allottees. however, shall have an option to vacate the accommodation any time during the retention period.

3. The retiring allottees shall request their DDOs to deduct the licence fee in respect of the accommodation occupied by them for the period they want to retain the same from their last pay bill and to remit the same online to Directorate of Estates. In case it is not deducted by DDOs, the allottees shall deposit the licence fee in the Directorate of Estates within one month after their date of retirement.

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(S.K.Jain)
Deputy Director of Estates (Policy)

Source : www.estates.nic.in
[http://estates.nic.in/WriteReadData/dlcirculars/Circulars20256.pdf]

Huge shortage of Residential accommodation for Lok Sabha Employees

Huge shortage of Residential accommodation for Lok Sabha Employees

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Urban Development (2012-13), presented the Twenty Fourth Report of the Committee on Demands for Grants (2013-14) of Ministry of Urban Development has stated in Para 7.C of Chapter 20 that the huge shortage of Residential accommodation for Lok Sabha Employees

The Committee are surprised to note that at present Lok Sabha Secretariat is having 800 residential units to cater to approximately 3,000 employees. The Lok Sabha Pool was separated from General Pool of Accommodation in the year 1974.

As per the recommendation of Parliamentary Pay Committee of September, 1974, Directorate of Estates is supposed to hand over at least fifty quarters per year. After 1988 not a single unit and from 1975 not a single unit of Type-IV and above have been placed in LSS Pool by the Directorate of Estates as a result of which the problems of the employees have increased manifold.

The Committee failed to understand the logic behind such abandonment of Lok Sabha Pool by Directorate of Estates. The Committee further noted that construction of residential accommodation for Lok Sabha is in progress at R.K. Puram, New Delhi and will be completed by December, 2013 subject to availability of funds. Ministry stated that against the projection of Rs. 121.53 crore, the approved BE for 2013-14 is only Rs.44.25 crore. The Committee found that Ministry of Urban Development also admitted that allocated amount is not sufficient for completion of project in time.

Hence, the Committee strongly recommended for enhancing the budgetary allocation for residential accommodation for Lok Sabha and release of adequate number of quarters from Directorate of Estates to Lok Sabha Pool to meet the requirements of employees.

Source:http://164.100.47.134/lsscommittee/Urban%20Development/pr_files/Press%20Release%20DFG%20_UD_,%202013-2014.pdf

Gazette Notification Regarding retention of quarter on retirement or terminal leave

Gazette Notification Regarding retention of quarter on retirement or terminal leave

[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA] EXTRAORDINARY
PART II SECTION-3, SUB-SECTION (i)

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT
DIRECTORATE OF ESTATES

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
10th April 2013

NOTIFICATION

G.S.R. ……      In pursuance of provisions of Rule 45 of the Fundamental Rules, the President hereby makes the following Rules further to amend the Allotment of Government Residences (General Pool in Delhi) Rules 1963, namely :-

1.  Short Title & Commencement :

(1)  These Rules may be called the Allotment of Government Residences (General Pool in Delhi) Amendment Rules 2013.

(2) They shall come into force from the date of their publication in the official Gazette.

2. In the Allotment of Government Residence (General Pool in Delhi), Rules, 1963

(a) In Supplementary Rule 317-B-11, in the table below sub-rule (2), against the item (ii) relating to retirement or terminal leave, for the figure and words "2 months on normal licence fee and another 2 months on double the normal licence fee" occurring under the column relating to permissible period for retention of the residence, the figure and words "2 months on normal licence fee" shall be substituted.

(b) In Supplementary Rule 317-B-22, the existing provision in para 3 i.e.
"Provided further that in the event of retirement or terminal leave, the allottee shall be eligible to remain the Government accommodation for a further period of two months on payment of four times of the normal licence fee and subsequent two months on payment of six times of the normal licence fee for special reasons involving medical/educational grounds, subject to appropriate certification by the authorities concerned"
shall be substituted by "Provided further that in the event of retirement or terminal leave, the allottee shall be eligible to retain the government accommodation for a further period of one month on payment of six times of the normal licence fee for special reasons involving medical/educational grounds, without certificate".

[F.No.12035/28/96-Pol.II(Vol.II)]

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(S.K.Jain)
Deputy Director of Estates (Policy)

Source: www.estates.nic.in
[http://estates.nic.in/WriteReadData/dlcirculars/Circulars20212.pdf]