Chennai, May 3 : Providing yet another boost to the police and fire and rescue services department, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today announced construction of 36,000 residential apartments to the police personnel under the 'Your Own House' (Ungal Sondha Illam) scheme.
Making a Statement under Rule 110 in the State Assembly, she said the houses would be constructed by the Tamil Nadu Police Housing Board on not-for-profit basis. She said ten acre of land would be allotted in each and every district, besides an 100 acre land at Melakottaiyur in Kancheepuram District to the Police Housing Board for this purpose.
"Under the scheme, Constables, Head Constables, Firemen, Senior Firemen and Assistant Station Officers will get 650 sqft houses. Sub-Inspectors, Inspectors, Station Officers and Assistant Zonal Officers will get 850 sqft houses while DSPs and Zonal Officers will get 1100 sqft houses," she said.
The Chief Minister said the scheme will be implemented in a phased manner and houses would be alloted as per the applications received from the police personnel and their desired place of allotment. "The scheme is aimed at providing housing facilities to the police personnel and to fulfill their dream to own a house," she said.