ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) on Saturday finally took possession of 60 flats from Federal Government Employees Housing Authority (FGEHA) in sector G-11/3.
The flats will be allotted to CDA officers on the basis of their entitlement category and a general waiting list, said a CDA statement.
In all, a total of 96 flats were constructed in Sector G-11/3 by the Federal Government Employees Housing Authority (FGEHA), out of these 36 flats were sold out by the FGEHA, while the remaining 60 flats were taken over by the CDA on October 4, 2019.
Since the last two or more decades no official accommodations have been constructed to facilitate CDA employees.
Similarly, CDA employees were unable to meet the high price of private rented accommodation on account of their financial woes.
In order to meet the acute shortage of official accommodation, the incumbent management of the authority has decided to enter these flats to CDA officers as official accommodation as per their entitlement and category on the basis of General Waiting list (GWL).
In the past, due to non-consensus on different issues between CDA and FGEHA, the matter remained pending and no decision in this regard could be taken.
However, the incumbent management in line with its efforts to make the authority administratively and financially sustainable took up the matter.
In this connection, a series of meetings were held between Chairman, CDA and DG, FGEHA.
As a result of the efforts, the consensus was made and possessions of these flats were taken by CDA.
These flats would also provide the official accommodation facilities to those CDA Officers, who were waiting for official accommodation since long as well as have no own residence of their own in Islamabad.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 12th, 2020.