J&K Govt To Build Residential Complexes For Police Personnel On Self-financing Basis
The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik approved in principle a proposal submitted by the Home Department for construction of 20,000 flats to be allotted to the police personnel on a self-financing basis. Advisors to the Governor, B B Vyas, K Vijay Kumar, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai and K K Sharma, Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam and Principal Secretary to the Governor, Umang Narula were present at the meeting, which was 19th SAC meeting after the State came under the Governor’s rule in June this year.10000 of these flats will be constructed in Kashmir Division and 10,000 in Jammu Division at one or two locations subject to the availability of land in each place.
These flats which would be in multistoried apartments will consist of 2 BHK (800 – 1000 sft), 3 BHK (1200 sft) and 4 BHK (1500 sft). The flats would come up in apartment blocks. The apartment complex will be provided with the required facilities such as parks, playgrounds, shopping areas, etc.
The flats are to be constructed over a period of two years for which State land will be provided by the Government on nominal charges. The flats would be allotted to intending police personnel on a self-financing basis. The Government will facilitate the provision of the loan from J&K Bank and other banks if required. A demand survey will be conducted by the DGP to determine the exact demand of flats. This will be completed by 1st December 2018.
The construction of these 20,000 houses will be a huge welfare measure for the police personnel. It is pertinent to mention that there are extremely limited housing facilities for the J&K police personnel. The objective of the proposal is to create affordable housing facilities for various categories of police personnel along with other amenities. In this way, the long pending housing need of the police personnel will be met.