Accommodation Facilities to Officers/Soldiers
Service personnel are authorized to House Rent Allowance (HRA) / Compensation in Lieu of Quarter (CILQ) / Family Accommodation Allowance (FAA)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1728
ANSWERED ON: 10.03.2017
Accommodation Facilities to Officers
KUNWAR PUSHPENDRA SINGH CHANDEL
Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:-
(a) the details of measures taken by the Government to improve the accommodation facilities for the married army officers / soldiers;
(b) whether the Government has fixed the goal of providing accommodation facilities to all the married officers / soldiers and if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether various accommodation projects are pending at present; and
(d) if so, the reasons therefor and the efforts being made by the Government for timely completion of pending projects?
MINISTER OF STATE (DR. SUBHASH BHAMRE)
IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
(a) Government has sanctioned construction of 1,76,065 Dwelling Units (DUs) for the Married Army 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 was approved in 2002 for providing approximately 2 lakh 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. 47383 DUs of Phase-I completed. Out of 58250 DUs meant for Phase-II, 27268 DUs constructed & balance 30982 DUs are under construction. 70432 DUs are planned for Phase-III projects.