Plan for achieving 22% Housing Satisfaction level in Financial Year 2022-23
PARLIAMENT OF INDIA
DEPARTMENT-RELATED PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE ON HOME AFFAIRS
TWO HUNDRED FORTIETH REPORT
ACTION TAKEN BY GOVERNMENT ON THE RECOMMENDATIONS/ OBSERVATIONS CONTAINED IN THE TWO HUNDRED THIRTY EIGHTH REPORT ON DEMANDS FOR GRANTS (2022-23) OF THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
(Presented to Rajya Sabha on 13th December, 2022)
(Laid on the Table of Lok Sabha on 13th December, 2022)
Housing satisfaction level of Delhi Police Personnel
Recommendations/Observations in respect of which replies of the Government have not been accepted by the Committee
3.7.1 With regard to the housing satisfaction level of Delhi Police Personnel, the Committee notes that presently, it is 19.72% which is abysmally very low. After completion of the ongoing projects, the housing satisfaction level will increase up to 22%. The Committee further observes that only Rs 52 crores have been spent (till 31st January, 2022), out of Rs 150 crores allocated at RE 2021-22 for the residential building of Delhi police. This displays a slow progress of the project. Now that the situation w.r.t. COVID-19 Pandemic has eased up, the Committee, therefore, recommends to fast track the construction of residential buildings of Delhi police and ensure optimal utilization of funds and timely completion of project without cost overrun.
(Para 4.4.17 ibid)
3.7.2 Delhi Police has informed that the housing satisfaction level of Delhi Police Personnel at present is 19.92%.
Plan for achieving 22% Housing Satisfaction level in Financial Year 2022-23.
3.7.3 Construction work of following projects have been completed and handed over to Delhi Police:
|N||Name of Project||Total|
|1||DCP/Office & 48 Staff Qtrs. at Dabri||48|
|2||PS & Staff Qtrs., at Shahdara||63|
|3||DCP/Office & 24 Staff Qtrs. at Sec.5 Rohini||24|
|4||Police Housing at Sec.19, Dwarka||198|
|5||Police Housing at Mandoli||360|
3.7.4 The following project is under construction and likely to be completed during financial year 2022-23:
|SN||Name of Project||Total|
|1||Staff Qtrs. at Anand Vihar||30|
3.7.5 The following projects are at tender/planning stage:
|SN||Name of Project||Total|
|1||PS & Staff Qtrs. at PaschimVihar||96|
|2||PS & Staff Qtrs. at Swaroop Nagar||96|
|3||Police Housing at TimarPur||117|
3.7.6 Out of 501 ready built MIG flats at Narela procured from DDA at a cost of Rs.467.42 crore, 247 Staff Quarters have been handed over to Delhi Police. Handing over of 37 MIG flats is under process. Till date, an amount of Rs.420.50 crore has been released to DDA. DDA has been requested to hand over the remaining 217 flats immediately.
3.7.7 Approved procurement of amalgamated flats at a cost of Rs.88.11 crore [582 LIG flats (291 Pairs)] at Narela and Rohini from DDA. 90% payment has been made to DDA. Amalgamation work is under progress and the flats are likely to be handed over shortly.
3.7.8 After taking over/completion of the above projects, the housing satisfaction level will increase upto 22%. Regarding utilization of Rs.150 crore allocated for Residential Buildings under RE 2021-22, it is submitted that initially Rs.52 Crore was allocated under BE 2021-22 and the same was fully released to DDA for making balance payment in r/o purchase of 501 MIG Flats at Narela.
3.7.9 As soon as the appropriation orders were received, additional Rs.98 crore allocated under RE 2021-22 for Residential Buildings was released to DDA on 24th February, 2022 after approval of the competent authority.
3.7.10 In addition to the above, an amount of Rs.50 crore allocated in the final estimate 2021-22 was also released to DDA towards ready-built flats.
3.7.11 Thus Rs.200 Crore allotted for “Residential Buildings” during the financial year 2021-22 was fully utilized. DDA is being pursued to hand over MIG flats and amalgamated flats immediately.
3.7.12 The Committee takes note of the efforts undertaken to improve the housing satisfaction level of Delhi Police personnel, which is presently 19.92% and also notes that after the completion of ongoing projects, it will increase to 22% by 2022-23. The Committee is of the view that it is still very low considering the strength of the Delhi Police and the responsibilities entrusted to them to maintain law and order in the national capital. The Committee is of the view that there is a need to significantly increase the housing satisfaction level. The Committee, therefore, recommends that the Delhi Police establish a road map for the next 3-5 years for the construction of residential units for Delhi Police officers in a phased manner and strive towards meeting the targets set out in the road map. For this, the requisite budgetary provision may also be kept and effectively utilised. The Committee would like to be apprised of the progress made in this regard.