Minister for Housing and Works, Akram Khan Durrani inaugurated the project for computerization of Estate and Technical Wings of (FGEHF)

PRESS RELEASE

Islamabad; September 24, 2014


Minister for Housing and Works, Akram Khan Durrani inaugurated the project for computerization of Estate and Technical Wings of Federal Government Employees Housing Foundation (FGEHF), a subsidiary organization of Ministry of Housing and Works. It would help ensuring transparency and just process of allotments and transfer of governmental projects.  Addressing the gathering the minister emphasized the need of modern system to diffuse the problems faced by hundreds of retired and serving government officials. While explaining the issues related to allotment of plots and houses, the minister added, every passing day the demand for housing is increasing. Minister appreciated the efforts of Secretary Housing Younis Dhaga and his team, in implementation of this project.
 
            Housing is an alarming issue across the country. Demand for government accommodation and new housing schemes for government employees is raising drastically, minister added. We are fully aware of the situation and committed to deliver results on fast track basis to give relief to government employees. In this context, the ministry has recently sent a summary to Prime Minister to double the hiring of government employees, as the house rents in the capital and urban cities are sky rocketing. It is very difficult to pay hefty amounts of rents demanded by private owners in the city.
 
            On the occasion, Waqas Ali Mehmood, DG Housing Foundation gave a detailed account of project specifications. He told, M/s Urban Unit Lahore is executing this project. There prime responsibility is to develop an Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) and Geographical Information System (GIS) in Estate and Technical Wings of FGEHF. The organization had successfully allotted more than 23000 dwelling units in form of plots or apartments in Islamabad, Peshawar and Karachi. FGEHF, has around 21,838 files of different cases, which contains almost 22,55,000 pages. Entire set of documents would be scanned and added to online databases for easy and convenient access to information for the public. It would increase transparency and just system of allocation. The model would also be implemented in the Estate office, commonly famous for corruption and irregularity among the general public. It would help to eradicate ill-image of the organization and prove to be a major factor for facilitation of government employees.