Employee quarters in Amaravati
Amaravati: The Andhra Pradesh government has decided to construct employee quarters in Amaravati to accommodate government employees who will be shifting from Hyderabad to the state capital.
Senior officials will also be accommodated in the proposed government quarters. The government has decided to construct 5000 houses in the first phase. The employee quarters will be ready by January next year.
The government’s move follows complaints from employees that the rent for houses in Vijayawada is quite high. In fact, the employees have demanded higher house rent allowance (HRA) to meet increased cost of living in the capital region.
The government has set June as the deadline for shifting all its employees from Hyderabad in order to provide administration to people from its own geographical area. The work on the proposed government quarters will begin soon after the zonal plan for Amaravati is finalised. “We will build government quarters. There are several proposals. We will take a decision on the modalities of the allotment to employees,” said AP Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA) principal secretary Ajay Jain.
HUDCO Loan for Government employee quarters
The state government will approach the Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO) to seek funds for the project. Those occupying the quarters will not get their HRA. The government will utilise the HRA to repay the HUDCO loan. Meanwhile, employees have intensified their search for accommodations in Vijayawada, Guntur and the surrounding areas. APNGOs association president Paruchuri Ashok Babu said his association will hold a meeting with builders in Guntur next month to discuss about accommodations in the capital.