Details of policy measures adopted by the Government to improve the housing facility being provided to married military officers / soldiers
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 974
ANSWERED ON: 21.07.2017
Housing Facilities to Defence Personnel
KUNWAR PUSHPENDRA SINGH CHANDEL
Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:-
(a) the details of policy measures adopted by the Government to improve the housing facility being provided to married military officers / soldiers;
(b) whether the Government has fixed any target to provide housing facility to all married officers / soldiers and if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether various housing projects are lying pending and if so, the reasons therefor along with the initiatives being taken by the Government to complete these pending projects; and
(d) whether the Government has taken special initiatives to provide other facilities to military officers / soldiers in field area along with comfortable housing facility and if so, the details thereof?
MINISTER OF STATE (DR. SUBHASH BHAMRE) IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
(a) Government has sanctioned construction of 1,98,881 Dwelling Units (DUs) for the Married Military officers / soldiers. Apart from construction of DUs, hiring of houses is also undertaken for Defence personnel to meet the deficiency of housing. In addition, Service personnel are authorized to House Rent Allowance (HRA) / Compensation in Lieu of Quarter (CILQ) / Family Accommodation Allowance (FAA).
(b) Yes, Madam. Married Accommodation Project (MAP) was approved in 2002 for providing 1,98,881 Dwelling Units (DUs) to serving defence personnel. Under this project DUs with improved specifications are being constructed. Besides, under Annual Major Works Programme (AMWP) residential accommodation projects are undertaken as per special needs from time to time.
(c) & (d): No, Madam. Phase-I comprising 57875 DUs has been completed. Out of 69904 DUs meant for Phase-II, 38811 DUs have been constructed & balance 31093 DUs are under construction. Balance 71102 DUs are planned for phase-III projects. Provision exists for construction of Field Area Family Accommodation (FAFA) in peace stations for the families of Officers / soldiers serving in field areas. In view of shortfall of FAFA accommodations, Defence Personnel are provided HRA / CILQ / FAA at the rate of selected place of residence of family.