Details of policy measures adopted by the Government to improve the housing facility being provided to married military officers

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, Department of Defence, Lok Sabha ** Unstarred Question No. 974, Answered on the 21st July, 2017 ** Housing Facilities to Defence Personnel ** 974. Shri Kunwar Pushpendre 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;

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE

LOK SABHA 

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.974 

ANSWERED ON THE 21ST JULY, 2017
HOUSING FACILITIES TO DEFENCE PERSONNEL
 
974. SHRI 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? 
A N S W E R
 
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. 
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