GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 666
ANSWERED ON 09.12.2013
MARRIED ACCOMMODATION PROJECT
666 . Shri E.G. SUGAVANAM
Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the defence personnel are facing difficulties due to huge shortage to married accommodation;
(b) if so, the details of actual requirements / availability and shortage thereof;
(c) whether the Married Accommodation Project (MAP) failed to address their housing problems; and
(d) if so, the action taken by the Government to construct more houses under MAP?
MINISTER OF DEFENCE (SHRI A.K. ANTONY)
(a) & (b): A deficiency of 1,98,881 Dwelling Units (DUs) and satisfaction level of 49% with respect to availability of married accommodation was computed in 2002. To address the difficulties faced by defence personnel on account of this deficiency the Government undertook Married Accommodation Project (MAP) in 2002 for construction of approximately two lakh DUs. After implementation of Phase-I of the project satisfaction level has increased to 60%. Besides shortage has also been addressed by payment of House Reimbursement Allowance and Cash in Lieu of Quarters (CILQ).
(c) & (d): 59,539 DUs have been constructed under MAP as a result of which satisfaction level with regard to availability of married accommodation has improved to 60%. Construction of 68,328 DUs is ongoing and on their completion satisfaction level will increase to 72%. In addition construction of 71,014 DUs of Phase-III is under planning. On completion of all phases of the project satisfaction levels will reach 85%.
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