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PUNJAB GOVT. SERVANTS HOUSING FOUNDATION



Remunerations given to the government employees are not commensurate with the services they perform. Their counterparts in the private sector get much better pay packages. Apart from the respect attached to the government service in our society, the only consolation used to be a handsome pension and G.P Fund with which they could buy a house on superannuation. The current inflationary trend in the property prices has eroded that expectation and thus there is need to put in place a compensatory social security network for the employees with this objective in view. The Government of the Punjab has launched a scheme of providing houses/plots to all Government Servants from BS-1 to BS-22 at the time of their retirement. The scheme is on the analogy of the defense forces housing schemes where the officers pay the development and construction cost, and the land is provided free of cost by the Government.

Punjab Government Servants Housing Foundation (PGSHF) was established as a corporate body under the Punjab Government Servants Housing Foundation Act, 2004, promulgated on 10.03.2004, to introduce a scheme for providing houses or plots on no profit no loss basis to Government Servants on their retirement or to their families in case of death during service. The Foundation is managed by a Board of Directors headed by the Chief Secretary, Punjab including 7 ex-officio members. The Managing Director is the Chief Executive of the Foundation.

MEMBERS OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS

1.
Chief Secretary to the Government of the Punjab;
Chairman/ Director
2.
Additional Chief Secretary to the Government of the Punjab;
Director
3.
Chairman, Planning and Development Board Punjab;
Director
4.
Senior Member, Board of Revenue, Punjab;
Director
5.
Secretary to Government of the Punjab; Finance Department;
Director
6.
Secretary to Government of the Punjab, Housing, Urban Development and Public Health Engineering Department;
Director
7.
Three civil servants of the Punjab, one representing the civil Servants from BS-1 to BS-17, to be appointed by the Government for a specified period;
Directors
8.
Three other persons as may be appointed by the Government for a specified period;
Directors
9.
Managing Director of the Foundation.
Director/ Secretary

The Board has constituted Five Committees consisting of Board members to perform different functions of the Board, given as under:

1. Planning & Development Committee (Headed by Chairman P&D)

2. Finance & Accounts Committee
(Headed by Secretary Finance)

3. Land Bank Committee
( Headed by Senior Member Board of Revenue)

4. House Allocation Committee
(Headed By Additional Chief Secretary)

5. Works Committee
(Headed by Secretary HUD&PHED)


PGSHF LAW/RULES/REGULATIONS
  •  PGSHF Act, 2004
  •  PGSHF Rules, 2013
  •  PGSHF (Allocation of Houses/Plots) Regulations, 2013
  •  PGSHF (Appointment & Conditions of Service) Regulations, 2006
  •  PGSHF Gratuity Regulations, 2012
  •  Contributory Provident Fund Regulations, 2012
  •  PGSHF (Subscription Fund Operation) Regulations, 2006
  •  Policies decisions/guidelines of the Board of Directors
  •  Applicability of Government Rules/Instructions in absence of PGSHF’s own Rules/Regulations

FINANCIAL ASPECTS/SOURCE OF FUNDING
  •  Monthly contributions by the members
  •  Grants by the Government
  •  Loans and advances from Government/Financial Institutions
  •   Income/profit from investments
  •  Fees and other user charges
  •  Sale proceeds on disposal of assets

LAND ACQUISITION MODES
  • Transfer of state or nazul land by the Government (Board of Revenue) free of cost under section 3(3) of the PGSHF Act, 2004
  • Acquisition of private land under the Punjab Land Acquisition Act, 1894
  • Purchase of land from private parties under section 7(b) of the PGSHF Act, 2004
  • Acquisition of private land under Public-Private Partnership Policy (PPP) approved by the Board.

APPROVED STATIONS/DISTRICTS FOR HOUSING SCHEMES

Based on the preferences of the members, 11 districts/stations have been approved by the Board where the housing colonies will be built. These stations are:

(1) Bahawalpur
(2) Dera Ghazi Khan
(3) Faisalabad
(4) Gujranwala
(5) Lahore
(6) Multan
(7) Rawalpindi
(8) Sahiwal
(9) Sargodha
(10) Sialkot
(11) Khanewal

DEVELOPMENT OPERATIONS

Infrastructure development and construction will be carried out on market based practices such as through hiring of planning, designing and construction consultants (like NESPAK etc.) or through a public private partnership with the management contractors / developers. Funding of the operations will be done with the following:

(a) income stream accruing to the Foundation on account of members monthly contributions.
(b) from loans negotiated with the Financial Institutions.

ALLOTMENT / ALLOCATION OF HOUSES/PLOTS

The Houses or plots are allocated in favour of the members or their families in case of death during service in a transparent manner as per entitlement seniority. The entitlement seniority is determined on the basis of the date of retirement or death (during service) or superannuation and priority of station/district indicated in his option of stations for each category of all members.

Category of Member
Type of House/Plot
I
(BS 1 – 7)
5-Marla (Type 'D')
II
(BS 8 – 15)
7-Marla (Type 'C')
III
(BS 16 – 18)
10-Marla (Type 'B')
IV
(BS 19 – 20)
1-Kanal (Type 'A')
V
(BS 21– 22)
1-Kanal (Type 'A-I')

MAINTENANCE OF THE HOUSING SCHEMES

The Foundation shall maintain a scheme for one year after its completion. Further mainetance of the scheme will lie with the society, subject to general supervision by the Foundation.