The Central Government has introduced an e-governance initiative – E-Sampada to simplify the residential accommodation for its employees in Mumbai. Any central government employee is eligible to apply for government quarters in Mumbai under the General Pool Residential Accommodation (GPRA). This could be done through the E Sampada portal. Earlier, the same could be done through the E-Awas portal. The Automated System of Allotment in Mumbai does the allocation of government quarters while the Central Public Works Department and the Directorate of Estates maintain the central government quarters. The aim of E-Sampada is to initiate transparency and mitigate corruption in terms of accommodation.
To know more about this initiative, read on!
Earlier, Central Government employees could apply for residential accommodation through the E-Awas Mumbai portal launched under General Pool for Residential Accommodation (GPRA) Mumbai. However, the Ministry of Urban Affairs, in its endeavour to provide ‘One Nation, One System’, launched E-Sampada – a single app/portal providing a host of services, including an allotment for over one lakh government residential accommodations, office space allotment to government organisations, and more.
The erstwhile websites like (gpra.nic.in, eawas.nic.in, estates.gov.in, holidayhomes.nic.in), and two Mobile Apps (m-Awas & m-Ashoka5) of the Directorate of Estates have been integrated into one.
Eligible government employees can apply through the E-Sampada portal for accommodation in central government quarters. Here’s how to go about it.
Here are steps to apply for residential accommodation via e-Awas/e-Sampada website Mumbai:
Visit E-Sampada (previously E-Awas Mumbai) official website and scroll down to Government Residential Accommodation.
Upon clicking, you will be directed to the concerned section. Click on ‘Read More’.
You will get all the details regarding eligibility and services provided. Once you have gone through that, click Log in. You will be required to enter your mobile number or email ID for OTP generation.
Once you have logged in, fill in the DE II form to proceed further. An e-Sampada representative will verify the form online.
Once you have submitted your application, you will be included in next month’s waiting list. You will get allotment letters once your accommodation is finalised. After that, you need to submit the acceptance letter online by filling up the ‘Acceptance Form’. You can submit this through the e-Sampada website.
Once an employee is on the waiting list, he/she can choose their preferences relating to the type of accommodation they want. One must follow these steps to choose their preference:
Applicants can modify their house and location preferences as much as required within the given time frame. The bidding process for preferences runs from 5th-14th of every month, and the window closes at 5 PM on the last bidding day. The actual allocation of houses occurs on the 15th of every month.
One must fulfil the following conditions to apply for accommodation through e-Awas Mumbai:
Usually, requests for a change of accommodation are not entertained. In some specific situations, one can request a change of accommodation, but this transfer must occur between the same types of houses. Employees must follow these steps to request a change of accommodation:
Applicants should accept their allotted houses. If the applicant doesn’t accept the allotted houses, they will be barred from the further allotment for a period of three months. Note that an applicant can apply for a change in accommodation if the first allotment of the house wasn’t as per their choice.
Here is a list of accommodations available under GPRA Mumbai:
|Type of Residence||Grade Pay (Rs)|
|I||1,300, 1,400, 1,600, 1,650 and 1,800|
|II||1,900, 2,000, 2,4000 and 2,800|
|III||4,200, 4,600 and 4,800|
|IV||5,400 and 6,600|
|V-A(D-II)||7,600 and 8,000|
|V-B(D-I)||8,700 and 8,900|
|VI-B(C-I)||67,000 to 74,999|
|VII||75,000 to 79,999|
|VIII||80,000 and above|
E-Awas or E-Sampada Mumbai is an e-governance scheme allowing hassle-free allocation of government quarters to employees. However, the Central Government must adhere to the timelines of application and provide all requisite information needed by the Directorate of Estates.
Ans. Central Government employees can go for a change of application only once. Usually, the authorities do not approve requests for changes of accommodation. However, in specific cases, they allow these requests but only once.
Ans. The employee wanting to get accommodation under this scheme must have an Aadhaar card with them. The 12-digit Aadhaar number must be provided mandatorily while one fills Form DE-2. One cannot go ahead with the application process without the possession of an Aadhar number.
Ans. Yes, the Government has the authority to cancel or revoke an allotted accommodation. The Central Government can cancel the allotment when one ceases to be an employee under them. The licence fee and retention period available to the employee depends on the nature of removal, i.e. dismissal/death or resignation.
Ans. One can apply for a government quarter only after joining the service in Mumbai or when their transfer to Mumbai has been approved. If individuals apply for a residential quarter before joining, their request may be rejected.
Ans. One must check all the furniture, equipment and fittings and find out whether they are in the right condition or not before taking over the possession. Moreover, they must also get a Physical Occupation Report (POR) signed by the CPWD Junior engineer before entering the premises.
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