AMARAVATI: In a landmark move, the state government has decided to provide housing for all the government employees working in Amaravati.
The government staff quarters will be constructed in G+8 apartments to accommodate 9,061 employees.
The Capital Regional Development Authority (CRDA) will spare 139 acres for taking up the housing for the employees. The CM suggested to the CRDA officials to identify a suitable area for constructing the flats and said the flats should be affordable to the employees to clear loans in easy installments. Bungalows will be constructed for High Court judges and senior officers of All-India Services (AIS). Official quarters will also be made available to legislators in the capital city region. The CM gave his nod to the proposal during a review meeting here on Wednesday. While the government will fund the housing project, CRDA will take up the works. Employees can own the houses by paying the costs of construction through loans for which the government will assist. The CM told the officials to build houses not only for the existing employees but also to those who would be working in the secretariat and state-level offices.
The houses will be constructed in five different categories. Judges, AIS officers and legislators will get houses in category I, gazetted officers would be given possession of category-II and III.
Non-gazetted employees will occupy quarters in category IV and class IV employees, police and drivers have been included in category V houses. While the smallest quarter will have a plinth area of 900 sft, category I houses will have an area of 2,900 sft.