Writing to the Paramilitary Forces, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has decided to allot at least 6000 flats that the general public rejected due to lack of amenities.
J P Agrawal, Principal Commissioner (housing), DDA, explained the basis of the decision by saying, “We have written to paramilitary forces such as CISF, BSF, SSB and CRPF to accommodate their staff in the flats. At least 6,000 flats have been surrendered in the 2017 scheme so far”. Further, a CIOSF official said, “We have sought 750 flats from DDA in Rohini. The areas suit our CISF personnel posted on Metro stations as the service is being expanded in the region”. Another official said, “Agencies like the CISF have requested houses from us for their staff earlier as well. But we usually give preference to the general public over government quarters. But now it appears as if we do not have any other choice”.