Government believes in merit policy based on seniority with regard to allotment of quarter/houses

Islamabad, June 16, 2015 (PPI-OT): Federal Minister for Housing and Works, Muhammad Akram Khan Durrani has said that Government believes in merit policy based on seniority and the present allotment of houses/quarters to senior most Government Employees from the General Waiting List is a living example of this policy.

Addressing the government employees at a function organized to distribute offer letter of allotment of quarter/ houses, the Minister said that government is committed to promote merit policy in all government departments and the allotment of quarter/houses by Ministry of Housing and Works to senior most government employees from the general waiting list is a living example of this policy.

The Minister assured the government employees that merit policy with regard to allotment of quarter would be continued in future as well. He said that in the past, allotment were made on political ground with the result that poor employees did not get their right. But from now, it would not be possible for an influential persons to get allotment letter without seniority.

The Minister said that he is fully aware of the accommodation problem of the government employees and steps are being taken to address this problem on priority basis. He said that construction of flats are being increased on one side and increase in house rent ceiling allowance is made on the other to minimize their accommodation problem.

He said that he has recommended to the government to increase house rent ceiling of public sector employees by 65%. Which he hoped, the government would honour his request from the next financial year. The Minister on these occasions distributed 164 allotment letters of different categories of quarters/ houses at different sectors of Islamabad among the Government Employees. The government employees, who get allotment letters, thanked the Minister and appreciated the policy of the Government based on seniority.

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