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Housing and Development Division

Vision

A productive public service through provision of official quarters.

Mission

Providing all the government quarters regulated under the Ministry of Public Administration and Management, for public officers on service requirements and improving the infrastructure facilities of those government quarters and fostering the background required for a productive public service through implementation of all the functions related to the housing projects- Nila Piyasa and Nila Sevana carried out under the Ministry.

Objectives

  • Allocation of government quarters for public officers and maintenance of those houses.
  • Performance of all the management and administrative functions related to the housing projects carried out under the Ministry and coordination with the relevant parties.
  • Carrying out the activities relevant to General Service Quarters. The term “Government Quarters” includes any type of accommodation belonging to the Government, allocated for the purpose of temporary residence based on the service requirements of public officers.

 

Two units namely Development and Housing are functioned under this division and the functions of these two units are as follows.

Functions of the Development Unit Functions of the Housing Unit
Implementation of projects including “Nila Piyasa” for the purpose of providing public officers with official quarters at district level Allocation of houses on the priority basis
Preparing the Annual Performance Report of the Ministry. Collecting the house rental on the due date and coordination of collecting house rental by other Public institutions
Preparing reports on the progress of projects, to be submitted to the
Presidential Secretariat, Prime Minister’s Office, Department of Project Management and Ministry of Finance
Performance and supervision of annual maintenance and repairs of Government quarters
Preparing the biannual report on the Information Act Taking legal actions under Recovery of Possession Act No 7 of 1969 to minimize illegal usage of the government houses
Identifying the timely housing needs of public officers and submitting project proposals accordingly Implementation of the “Nila Sevana” project with the partnership of the public and private sectors

Locations of the Government Quarters Belonging to the Ministry


  • Mahagama Sekara Mawatha, Colombo 05
  • Mackency Road, Colombo 05
  • Stanmore Crescent, Colombo 05
  • Keppetipola Mawatha, Colombo 05
  • Skelton Road, Colombo 05
  • Baudhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 07
  • Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 07
  • Gregory Mawatha, Colombo 07
  • Malalasekara Mawatha, Colombo 07
  • Dr.N.M.Perera Mawatha, Colombo 08
  • Jayawadanagama, Battaramulla

“Nila Piyasa” – Official Quarters Project for Public Officers

This housing project which is proposed to be implemented as one project per every district with the objective of providing accommodation facilities for public officers, is proposed to be completed within five years and it has been planned to complete the construction work of five districts within one year. It has been scheduled to carry out the construction work in the following districts under the first phase.

  • Monaragala district

    The contract relevant to the construction of a building related to this official quarters project has been awarded to the Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau and the consultancy service provider is the Engineering Service - Uva Provincial Council.

    Proposed number of housing units - 32

  • Gampaha district

    The contract relevant to the construction of a building related to this official quarters project has been awarded to the Link Engineering (Pvt.) Ltd. and the consultancy service provider is the Engineering Service - Western Provincial Council.

    Proposed number of housing units - 32

  • Kandy district – first phase

    The designing work for the construction of a building related to this official quarters project is being carried out and the relevant consultancy services are provided by the Department of Building - Central Province. It has been proposed to construct 24 housing units under the second phase.

    Proposed number of housing units - 8

  • Polonnaruva district

    The designing work for the construction of a building related to this official quarters project is being carried out and the relevant consultancy services are provided by the Engineering Service - North Central Province.

“Admin Enclave” – Colombo district

The total value of this project which has been commenced with the objective of providing housing facilities for the officers in Special Grade of All Island Services of the public service, is Rs.981 million and the consultancy service provider of this project is the Moratuwa University.

Proposed number of housing units - 49

Sources

  • Procedural Rules of the Public Service Commission
  • Procurement Manual
  • Procurement Guidelines
  • Establishments Code
  • Financial Regulations
  • Public Administration Circulars
  • Guidelines issued by ICTAD related to constructions
  • Provisions of the Chapter XIX of the Establishments Code
  • Policy for Government Bungalows in Colombo District. (Public Administration Circular 19/2001 and Public Administration Circular No.19/2001 (1) including revisions to the P.A. Circular 19/2001)
  • Public Administration Circular No.22/2006 which includes provisions on recovery of rental for the government quarters
  • Public Administration Circular No.10/2007 and 10/2007 (1) containing provisions for allocation of quarters on rental basis to Hon. Ministers and Deputy Ministers who have not been provided with housing facilities
  • Circular No. 27/2010 which contains new provisions with regard to the maintenance of Government quarters
  • Recovery of Possession Act No. 07 of 1969 as amended by the Act No. 03 of 1973, No. 40 of 1974, No. 08 of 1981 and No. 45 of 1985 and the other amendments made from time to time

Government Quarters

The term “Government Quarters” includes any type of accommodation belonging to the Government, allocated for a public officer for the purpose of temporary residence based on the service requirements. All Government Quarters fall under the classification “Scheduled Quarters” or “General Service Quarters”.

  • Scheduled Quarters- a residence assigned to a particular post or grade within a Ministry or Department
  • General Service Quarters - Quarters which are allocated for the purpose of fulfilling the housing needs of all the officers who are not serving in posts or grades which are entitled to Scheduled Quarters.

Accordingly, function of the Housing Unit is to carry out the activities relevant to General Service Quarters of the Government.

Matters taken into consideration when allocating Government quarters for public officers.

  1. Only the officers who are registered in the waiting list would be considered for the allocation of Government houses.
  2. Government officers who are included in the waiting list should have satisfied following requirements in addition to the provisions in Chapter XIX of the Establishments Code.
  3. Rental for Government quarters is 12.5 % of the occupant's monthly salary.

Maintenance of Government Houses

  • Maintenance of all the Government houses except the houses allocated for the Hon Ministers /Deputy Ministers is done by the Housing and Development Division of this Ministry.
  • Houses which are allocated for the Hon Ministers / Deputy Ministers are maintained by the respective Ministries.

Recovery of possession of Government quarters

  • It is the responsibility of all the occupants to return the possession of the government quarters in the formal manner along with the relevant clearance reports of water and electricity bills in respect of the period of possession, at the end of the due period.
  • A legal notice to return the possession of the house shall be issued to an occupant if he fails to return the possession of the house in the formal manner at the end of the due period.
  • If the occupant does not take action even after the issuance of such legal notice, action shall be taken to evict him/her from the house following a legal action taken under the Recovery of Possession Act No. 07 of 1969.
  • The occupants who continue to overstay their tenure in the government quarters shall also be subjected to penal rent which shall be a sum equivalent to the current market rent of the quarters as assessed by the Chief Valuer of the Government plus eight percent (8%) of the officer’s salary.

“Nila Sevana” -Public Private Partnership Project

The construction work of the housing projects in Habaraduwa and Wakunagoda in Galle district, commenced under this project has been completed up to date.

Housing units : 572

Value

Type of Houses Selling Price (1 Unit)
For Public Officers For Private Buyers
Houses constructed at a medium scale cost Rs. 3,550,000.00 Rs. 3,675,079.00
Houses constructed at a higher cost Rs. 4,300,000.00 Rs. 4,451,828.00

 

Housing Units : 576

Value

Type of Houses Selling Price (1 Unit)
For Public Officers For Private Buyers
Houses constructed at a medium scale cost Rs. 1,980,000.00 Rs. 2,102,787.00
Houses constructed at a higher cost Rs. 3,550,000.00 Rs. 3,749,022.00

 

  • It has been proposed to construct 576 housing units

 

  • Recommendation of the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development has been granted for carrying out the further construction work in the proposed land. It has been proposed to build more than 100 housing units under this project.

 

Contact Information

Mr. Shantha Weerasinghe
Senior Assistant Secretary
Telephone: +94 11 2692633 (Extension - 205)
Mobile: +94 71 8060660
Fax: +94 11 2697299
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Mrs. T.M.M.K. Thennakoon
Assistant Director
Telephone: +94 11 2689123 (Extension - 203)
Fax: +94 11 2697229
E-mail: ad_plan[at]pubad.gov.lk

 

 

Ms. G.C.R. Wijewardana
Assistant Secretary (Housing and Development) Acting
Telephone: +94 11 2694913 (Extension - 207)
Mobile: +94 71 5460708
Fax: +94 11 2697299
E-mail: asia-a[at]pubad.gov.lk

 

Last Update: 15-12-2017.
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