The Delhi government wants the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Civil Service (Danics) officials, posted outside Delhi, to vacate the houses allotted to them.
Citing shortage of houses for officials stationed in the city, the Delhi government in a letter asked the Centre to either provide an equal number of similar houses or ask the IAS and Danics officials to vacate.
“The cabinet noted with concern that while the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) has limited stock of housing for its officers and employees, many officers posted outside the GNCTD are retaining government houses in Delhi,” the letter reads.
The Delhi government allots houses to bureaucrats posted in Delhi. Once shifted, the officials are required to vacate the houses within two months or pay rent.
The decision, according to sources, was taken at the Cabinet meeting held on March 22. Delhi has asked the Centre to settle the matter before June 30.
“Since the GNCTD is facing an acute shortage of houses and the Central Government cadre is the controlling authority of the IAS and Danics, it was decided that the matter be taken up with the Centre to provide equivalent number of houses of the same category… latest by June 30,” reads the letter.