In the first phase, over 40 plots will be allotted to officers. If more than 40 officers are interested in them, the department will follow the auction route, but even then, the price of the plot will not change, said deputy SP Edwin Colaco, a member of the Goa police housing committee.
The committee was formed to identify plots and design the housing scheme. Colaco said that the land has been identified by the committee, and will be developed by a private player. The first lot of plots is currently being developed in a Salcete village by a private enterprise, and “has access to various amenities”.
Colaco said that officers of the rank of assistant sub-inspector (ASIs) and above are eligible. “In future, even if we get a newly-constructed building, an exclusive residential enclave can be made,” he said.
“The director general of police, Goa, has taken the initiative to facilitate residential plots for its police personnel in different ranks. The idea is to have exclusive residential enclaves for police officers in all ranks across different parts of Goa,” Colaco said.
These enclaves “will provide an opportunity to officers genuinely looking for options for housing”, the dySP said, adding that the society will circulate information to all police officers about the availability of plots at the earmarked locations.
Colaco said that the police committee has further visited various locations across different villages in North and South Goa. “A much larger residential project is also being worked out in North Goa. The details of which will be put in the domain of the police,” he said.
He also said that the mode of payment will be flexible, and with the facility to avail bank loans.